Fort Collins local arrested for attempted murder

Molly O'Shea

A shooting occurred on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the intersection of Oak Street and College Avenue, according to a press release. 

Police responded to the disorder at 11:15 p.m., according to the release.


22-year-old suspect Abdirahman Ahmed was arrested and booked “on the charges of attempted second-degree murder (class 3 felony), first-degree assault (class 3 felony) and three counts of felony menacing (class 5 felony),” as reported in the release. 

The arrest occurred after disruption broke out among a group of people, and the suspect took out a handgun and fired multiple shots, the release said. 

The release said that the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, and then police “made a high-risk traffic stop.”

The suspect left one adult male with a gunshot wound. The man was transported to a nearby hospital, according to City of Fort Collins News. 

Fort Collins Police Services Chief Jeff Swoboda made a statement in the release stating, “This was an incredibly dangerous crime committed with complete disregard for the lives of others. I’m grateful to the officers who responded rapidly, secured the scene and safely took the suspect into custody.”  

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