Arrest made in shooting death of Moorhead, Minnesota cab driver

Cass Co. Jail

May 6, 2021

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a cab driver in Moorhead.

Eighteen year-old Willie Sparkman Junior of Fargo was taken into custody Wednesday night following a joint investigation by Moorhead and Fargo police, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Police found 24-year-old Abdullahi Mohamed Abdullahi, of Moorhead, dead in a cab after responding to a single-vehicle crash in south Moorhead around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say he had been shot during a robbery.

Sparkman is being held in the Cass County Jail.