SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — An 18-year-old Sioux Falls man is behind bars, accused of the attempted murder of a man he didn’t know. It’s a case involving a stolen gun, an unlocked car and a fight.
It all started around 6 o’clock Friday evening in a parking lot along East 10th Street. According to court documents,18-year-old Hamza Hassan was checking car doors in the lot and found one that was unlocked and running outside Smokin Deals tobacco shop.
He got inside and the owner saw him.
“He walked out, confronted the man and ended up pulling him out of the car, then a fight happened between the two of them,” Sam Clemens with the Sioux Falls Police Department said during Monday’s police briefing.
According to the affidavit in this case, Hassan punched the victim in the nose. The victim then put Hassan in a choke hold and eventually let him go.
Hassan returned to the SUV he came in, and as the victim drove past, court papers say Hassan got out and fired one or two shots.
“The victim left after that, ended up finding out that one of the side mirrors had been shot. No injuries from the shooting,” Clemens said on Monday.
The victim was able to get photos of the SUV Hassan was riding in, which helped police track down the SUV’s owner, who identified Hassan as the suspect.
Court papers say he also told police Hassan was angry that the victim “man handled him” and said he was quote, “going to get it.”
Authorities arrested Hassan Tuesday.
He faces several charges, including attempted murder and attempted grand theft. It turns out the gun had been stolen from a car last month.