St. Paul man charged in killing behind Bullwinkle's Saloon


 A St. Paul man will make his first court appearance this afternoon in the shooting death of a Minneapolis man in the parking lot outside of Bullwinkle’s Saloon , Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

Farhan Omar Hersi, 29, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 24-year-old Abdullahi S. Awil.

According to the criminal complaint, police responded to a call shortly after 3:00 a.m. on August 31 about a shooting in the parking lot of Bullwinkle’s Saloon, located at Seven Corners in Minneapolis. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Awil dead from apparent gun shots. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner subsequently ruled that the death was a homicide.

Criminal Complaint (PDF)