Shoe Left At Scene Laces Up The Crime

July 6, 2009

photo of Donnie AhmedOn 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 crimes.



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