Suspect in Friday’s shooting faces charges for 2nd-degree assault

A man suspected in Friday’s shooting in Mankato is facing charges of second-degree assault.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 11:02 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 7:27 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A man suspected in Friday’s shooting in Mankato is facing charges of second-degree assault.

Saturday evening, Mankato Public Safety arrested Bashir Mohamed, 30, at the Hilltop area in Mankato during a traffic stop.

He’s suspected of shooting another individual inside Mankato Towers Apartments.

Mohamed is accused of shooting a man he knew in Mankato Towers Apartments.

Police say the victim was shot in the hip and taken to the hospital to be treated for a non-life threatening injury.

“Second-degree assault is really probably the highest level that we are going to request at this point,” said Matt DuRose, deputy director of Public Safety. “Ultimately, the county attorney will make their decision based upon all the paperwork, what they feel is the appropriate charge at this time.”

The shooting resulted in a shelter-in-place alert for the surrounding neighborhood — with police actively searching for Mohamed — who was considered armed and dangerous.

Mohamed is expected to appear in Blue Earth County Court on Tuesday.