Court documents reveal new details of Fashion Place Mall shooting

Jan 25, 2024, 7:00 AM

Outside The Container Store at Fashion Place Mall. Heavy police presence at the mall has caused an ...

Outside The Container Store at Fashion Place Mall. Heavy police presence at the mall has caused an abundance of caution. (Kira Hoffelmeyer/ KSL NewsRadio)

(Kira Hoffelmeyer/ KSL NewsRadio)

SALT LAKE CITY — Court documents revealed statements and police findings in a recent Fashion Place Mall shooting. They also revealed charges one man faces for his involvement. 

The incident occurred on January 13, 2024, outside of The Container Store. 

Statements & surveillance footage

According to the documents, one involved person, identified as J.B. was working at a kiosk inside the mall. He was approached by a group of people who were wearing hoods and masks. 

Mall surveillance footage showed the group of individuals loitering near the kiosk before J.B.’s arrival, per the documents. The man who approached him was later identified as Yessa Nena. reported that Nena was previously charged for involvement in a gang-related shooting in Millcreek. 

Court documents said that J.B. told police that he did not feel safe, so he walked to his car. When he was inside the vehicle, he worried that if  he’d driven off the group would begin shooting, as he saw one of them holding a gun “to his side.” 

According to the documents, a Murray police officer found an empty 9mm Taurus handgun under a trash compactor at the scene. Additionally, he found eight bullet casings. 

Ahmed’s charges

Court documents said that Imanuill Ahmed has been charged with 10 counts following his involvement in the incident.

Eight of the counts are for felony discharge of a firearm. According to the document, Ahmed discharged a firearm knowing that he was endangering others. It lists each of the firearm discharge counts as a third-degree felony. 

Additionally, Ahmed was charged with one count of riot and one count of obstruction of justice. 

Related: One injured in shooting at Fashion Place Mall

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Court documents reveal new details of Fashion Place Mall shooting