Amazon Employee Shoots and Kills Coworker at Facility

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — A tragic incident unfolded at an Amazon fulfillment center in Lakeville, Minnesota, as an employee was shot and killed by a coworker during a dispute over a missing flashlight attachment. The alleged shooter, Mohamed A. Hared, 24, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, with police responding to multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting. Ahmed Ibrahim Cariif, the victim, was found lifeless at the scene in the facility’s parking lot. Hared, who was apprehended by authorities, was standing nearby holding a gun. Another individual, identified as a witness, had called 911 and was patiently waiting inside the Amazon facility.

Hared informed law enforcement that he, the victim, and the witness had carpooled to work that day. The missing flashlight attachment had been a topic of conversation, and when they attempted to locate it during their break, an altercation took place. Hared claimed that Cariif turned aggressive and attacked him, leading Hared to shoot Cariif in self-defense when he felt cornered and pursued.

However, the witness’s account contradicted Hared’s version of events, and video footage from security cameras supported the witness’s claim. According to the witness, Hared brandished his gun during the altercation with Cariif and fired twice, fatally striking him in the chest.

Hared is currently in custody at the Dakota County Jail, with bail set at $1 million. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 15 to address the charges against him.

This heartbreaking incident has sparked concerns over workplace safety and the presence of firearms at Amazon fulfillment centers. Amazon representatives have declined to comment on the matter.