Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man accused of two murders has been sentenced for one of the fatal shootings.

29-year-old Idris Abdillahi Haji-Mohamed was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder during a trial that was held in April. He was convicted of causing the death of 26-year-old Jeremy Ellis of Plymouth, who was found shot to death inside a vehicle parked near US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis on December 30, 2022.

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The vehicle was registered to Haji-Mohamed and he was arrested after he was spotted leaving an apartment complex near the crime scene. According to the criminal complaint in the case, the Rochester man told investigators that he was attempting to purchase drugs from Ellis when the other man ordered him to get out of his vehicle at gunpoint and he responded by shooting at the vehicle as Ellis was reversing away from him.

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He has been given a sentence of 25 1/2 years in prison for the conviction. With time off for good behavior, Haji-Mohamed could be eligible for release in 2040.

Moorhead Police Dept. photo
Moorhead Police Dept. photo

In the meantime, the Rochester man is scheduled to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge in northwestern Minnesota's Clay County in September. He is accused of another fatal shooting that occurred in Moorhead in 2021. Court records indicate he had been released on bail in that case and allegedly disabled his GPS tracking device shortly before he committed the murder in Minneapolis.

His criminal history also includes a conviction stemming from a shooting that occurred in Rochester in 2017. The police report on an incident described it as a gun battle between two groups of people in the parking lot of the Olive Garden restaurant.

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Gallery Credit: Photos supplied by Rochester Police Departmentt

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