Additional charges for defendant accused in fatal shooting

September 28, 2021 GMT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The man charged with shooting and killing a woman in Grand Forks earlier this month is facing additional felony charges.

Charges of attempted robbery and theft have been filed against 26-year-old Ahmed Abdullahi who is accused of attempting to rob a man and stealing a car, KFGO reported.

He was previously charged with murder after 28-year-old Megan Gustafson was shot and killed during an argument. Police had responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person in a Grand Forks neighborhood on Sept. 12.

According to authorities, Abdullah was arguing with Gustafson inside a house before she was shot. Investigators believe they knew each other.

A conviction carries a life sentence. It was not clear if Abdullahi has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.