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Teen faces 19 felonies in gang-related drive-by shooting death in Murray

Jun 20, 2024, 11:00 PM

a 17-year-old boy is facing a charge of murder and 18 other felonies tied to a gang-related drive-b...

a 17-year-old boy is facing a charge of murder and 18 other felonies tied to a gang-related drive-by shooting death near a TRAX station in Murray. (Matt Gush, shutterstock)

(Matt Gush, shutterstock)

MURRAY — A 17-year-old boy is facing 19 felony charges accusing him of participating in a drive-by shooting that left one dead and three others injured, including a 14-year-old boy who may by paralyzed.

Raoul Bedoang was charged as an adult Thursday in 3rd District Court with murder and four counts of shooting a gun causing serious injury, first-degree felonies; discharge of a firearm causing injury, a second-degree felony; and 12 counts of firing a gun and retaliating against a witness, third-degree felonies.

On May 30, a drive-by shooting was reported near the Murray North TRAX Station at the intersection of Fireclay Avenue and Birkhill Boulevard.

Abdiaziz Abdirahman, 21, was shot multiple times and later died at a local hospital from his injuries. A 14-year-old boy was also shot multiple times “in the back and was possibly paralyzed,” according to charging documents. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand, and a fourth victim suffered a “minor shrapnel wound to the back.”

Police later identified all the victims as belonging to the same street gang, which has an ongoing dispute with another gang.

Detectives reviewed video surveillance from nearby security cameras and observed that just after 7 p.m. a Chrysler passed the victims who were walking.

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Teen faces 19 felonies in gang-related drive-by shooting death in Murray