Shoe Left At Scene Laces Up The Crime
July 6, 2009
May 18, 2009, 35-year-old Donnie Ahmed (shown in photo)
committed an armed robbery in the parking lot of an apartment
complex located at 1803 N. Country Club. Ahmed pointed a
simulated deadly weapon (BB gun) at the victim and demanded the
victim's watch, wallet and food. Ahmed struck the victim with
the BB gun, causing lacerations on the victim's noise and left
cheek. The victim yelled for help and Ahmed fled the area. While
fleeing the area, Ahmed dropped the food, BB gun, and left
behind his left shoe. At the time of the incident, Ahmed's
identity was unknown.
Detectives collected the evidence left behind and forwarded it
to the crime lab for processing. On June 26, 2009, the crime lab
alerted detectives that DNA collected from the shoe matched a
known sample for Donnie Ahmed. Using this information,
detectives created a photo line-up and showed it to the victim.
The victim identified Ahmed as the person that robbed him.
On June 30, 2009 detectives located an arrested Ahmed. Ahmed
admitted that he robbed and assaulted the victim. Ahmed stated
that he slipped out of his size 12 shoe as he was fleeing. Ahmed
was booked for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault. This is
another example of good detective work and technology solving