Suspect in Somali teen's death makes court appearance | Local News - KMBC Home
The man accused of killing a teenager at a Somali community center last month made another court appearance Monday.
Ahmed Aden is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, leaving the scene of an accident and illegal use of a weapon. He attended a two-minute hearing about the case Monday.
Aden is accused of deliberately striking 15-year-old Abdisamad Shiekh-Hussein outside the community center last month. The Staley High School sophomore later died of his injuries.
The case continues to be very important for Kansas City's Somali community. Many members of the community attended Monday's hearing, which covered routine pretrial issues.
Aden has another court date in early February.
The FBI is conducting its own investigation to see whether the case qualifies for hate crime charges.