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October 21, 2014

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Teen indicted on murder charge stemming from house party shooting

A Clark County grand jury has indicted a 16-year-old male on a charge of murder in the fatal shooting of his friend and fellow teenager.

Ricky Donnell Brown allegedly opened fire at a crowded house party Jan. 12, striking and killing his friend, 14-year-old Haji Mohamud.

Brown and Mohamud, according to Metro Police, were members of the Money Gang and were partying with members from at least 16 other gangs at the Sage Point apartments in the 1400 block of East Reno Avenue. According to police, Brown, nicknamed Goonie Mac, had recruited Mohamud, who took on the nickname Little Goonie Mac.

Brown allegedly fled the scene after shooting into the crowd, striking Mohamud in the head and also hitting Kavouise Jackson, 18, who was injured but survived.

Police later located a witness who identified Brown as a suspect. Over 100 people attended the party, which grew raucous as the night progressed. The host told everyone to leave when a window was broken. Brown reportedly told the witness he was angry and was heard saying, “I’m going to air this place out.”

The witness said the last thing she saw was Brown pulling out a handgun and firing into the crowd.

Brown faces several charges, including murder, attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.

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