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Argument Lead to Fatal Shooting of Augsburg Student

According to charges filed against a 16-year-old boy, an argument lead to the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Augsburg student outside of a Minneapolis community center last month, theStar Tribune reported.

Ramadan Abdi Shiekh Osman was charged with second degree murder in juvenile court. The juvenile court petition said Osman argued with the victim, Ahmednur Ali, outside the Brian Coyle Community Center at approximately 5 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Osman stuck Ali in the head with his gun and shot him before fleeing the scene, the charges said.

Police said that Osman may have been affiliated with a gang and several shootings have been reported in connections with Ali's death.

Witnesses to the crime were did not initially come forward because of fear of retaliation, police said.

In an earlier report on the shooting, no witnesses had come forward to police. There was also no known motive.

"We have talked to quite a few people who weren't witnesses who wish they had more to offer. But there are witnesses who haven't come forward," Capt. Amelia Huffman said.

The first report offers more personal information into the victim's background. Ahmednur Ali was a volunteer at the local community center where he was shot. He often played basketball with kids and taught computer skills.

Jennifer Belvins, head of the community center, said Ali had wanted to give something back to his Somali community.

Ali studyed political science and international relations at Augsburg College, was a member of the college's soccer team and was involved with a Muslim student association.