A Bloomington man was charged with murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend Monday and putting her body in a dumpster before leading police on a high-speed chase.
Nasri A. Abdilahi, 23, was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court with one count each of second-degree intentional murder and fleeing police.
Abdilahi is being held at the county jail in lieu of $1 million bail. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon. He did not have an attorney listed for his case.
Abdilahi is accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in the neck about 9 a.m. Monday.
According to the charges: Bloomington police went to Nicollet Court Apartments in the 8900 block of Nicollet Avenue S. about 9:45 a.m. after receiving a report that a man was dragging a woman's body through the parking lot of the complex. Abdilahi, the victim and their 1-year-old child lived at the complex.
Police saw a trail of blood leading to the dumpster and found the woman dead inside with trauma to her face and upper torso.
Her identity has not been released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, who later told police the woman suffered several stab wounds to her neck and significant blunt force trauma.
One witness told police they saw Abdilahi dragging the woman and putting her in the dumpster, the charges said. The witness yelled out a window at him, "What are you doing," called 911 and later pointed Abdilahi out to police as he drove by in his vehicle.
Two building maintenance workers told police they were working in a shed 15 feet from the dumpster and heard someone yelling and a thump in the dumpster, then saw Abdilahi walking away.
The workers looked inside and called 911.
Police at the scene followed the blood trail to Abdilahi's residence and found a large pool of blood and a knife nearby, according to the complaint.
The charges did not offer a possible motive.
Several witnesses told police they heard a woman screaming for help about 9 a.m. that day and also heard loud banging noises, but did not see an altercation.
Abdilahi fled the scene in a car, striking a squad car parked at the entrance, the charges said. Police pursued him to Minneapolis, where they stopped him with a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) and arrested him.
Abdilahi allegedly had blood on his body, clothes and sandals, according to the charges, which also reported that a baby who belonged to him and the victim was recovered from his vehicle unharmed.
Abdilahi's family told police he suffered from mental health issues, which were not explained further in the criminal complaint.
Chao Xiong • 612-270-4708