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Burnsville Man Charged with Assaulting Brother After Garbage Argument

Police say Ahmed Mohamud Aden hit his brother in the head with a plate, inflicting an injury that required more than 20 stitches to close.

A Burnsville man has been charged with seriously injuring his brother by hitting him in the head with a plate after the two argued about taking out the garbage.

Ahmed Mohamud Aden, 26, is charged with first-degree assault resulting in great bodily harm, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. 

According to the criminal complaint, Burnsville police were called to a home in the 1100 block of 158th Street West just before 10 p.m. Oct. 15 after dispatchers logged a 911 hangup call. Dispatchers told police while they were en route that a man had been hit in the head with a plate, and he was bleeding.

When they arrived, officers spotted a man walking west, away from the home. The man had blood on his hands and beneath his nose.

Police ordered the man, subsequently identified as Aden, to lie on the ground, and they handcuffed him. He was taken to a hospital, where he agreed to talk to police.

Aden said he had argued with his brother about taking out the garbage, and that he had gotten upset and scattered garbage on the floor. He said his brother then grabbed him by the neck and told him to pick up the mess; Aden said that after his brother let him go, he hit his brother in the head with a plate, and then twice more in the face, according to the complaint.

Police also spoke to the victim, who had a number of cuts on his head – including a deep cut from his hairline almost to his eyebrow – and was covered in blood. He was taken to a hospital.

The victim told officers that he heard his wife talking to Aden about putting food in a bag that contained clothing. He said he went in to discuss the issue with Aden, and at some point Aden grabbed a ceramic plate and hit him in the head with it, then continued punching him in the head.

The biggest cut on the victim’s forehead required more than 20 stitches, according to the complaint.

Aden remains in the Dakota County Jail without bond pending a first appearance on the charge, which is scheduled Oct. 18 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.

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