He Was Killed Outside His Work
The Victim Identified And First Picture
The small town of Wednesbury near Birmingham was shocked by a murder in the middle of the day on the 8th June.
The police and ambulance arrived after reports of a man injured in the street.
Locals and shopkeepers gathered as the cordon was put in place and witness statements were gathered.
This is the first picture of the victim obtained by Scarcity first.
He Worked On The Street
Shopkeeper Rafaket Khan, told the Express newspaper that he recognised the victim as a regular customer.
He said on Tuesday: “He is a really humble bloke, I can vouch for this kid – every morning I open up and he comes in and usually buys a drink.
“He is the type of guy where even if he only had five minutes and there was someone else behind him, he would move back and let them be served first – he is a really nice guy.
Police say Abdi Mohamed was rushed to hospital after being found with serious neck injuries in Upper High Street.
Sadly nothing could be done to save the 26-year-old and he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards from his injuries.
A 38-year-old man who was arrested yesterday is now being questioned on suspicion of murder.
Detective Inspector Wes Martin, from our homicide unit, said:
“A man has tragically lost his life and we’re doing all we can to support his family who are understandably devastated.
“Our enquiries to establish the circumstances leading to this attack are ongoing and we’re grateful to support of everyone who has provided us with information so far.
After the attack, a boss at easy4insurance, where the 26-year-old worked told the Express and Star,
“He was one of the nicest, kindest, thoughtful” people, adding that his colleagues were “deeply shocked and traumatised”
“Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time.
“Abdi has been employed by Bromwich Insurance for two years as a Personal Insurance Advisor.
He was in the process of progressing to Commercial Insurance Advisor such was his ability’s for learning said his Boss.
He was treated by two off-duty medics until emergency services arrived while his attacker is believed to have made off in a van.
Councillor Costigan said:
“We were in the vintage cafe and saw police officers running and heard a helicopter.
“It’s just so dreadful, at such a young age.
“People are scared anyway and people keep saying I’ve never known anything like this but the world is a different place now.
“I’ve been a councillor for 19 years and even I can see the changes, it’s something I never think is going to happen here.
“We’ve got to bring the community together and realise that it was a targeted attack.
Since the tragic murder of Abdi the latest updates from police say A man has been charged with murder.
Suspect Hands Himself Into Police
The man charged with Abdi’s Murder is Moses Smith
Police say he has been remanded to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today (10 June).
The 38-year-old, of Lindon Road, Brownhills, is accused of killing Abdi Mohamed on Tuesday (8 June).
Mr Mohamed was found in Upper High Street with serious neck injuries and rushed to hospital.
However the 26-year-old sadly died soon after his arrival.
There was reports that people were putting pictures and videos on Facebook of the victim at the scene too.
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Foster said:
“This violence is disturbing to us all. I know that West Midlands Police will be thorough with their investigations and will be working swiftly to ensure that justice is served for the victims.
Rest In Peace to Abdi Mohamed and condolences to his family and friends.