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Thursday - January 18, 2018 2:34 am

Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident. 

Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. The 25-year-old is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision. He also said he had a permit for the gun. A passenger in Rahim’s car told police Rahim dared Weiss to shoot him after Weiss produced a handgun.

Rochester police say the car driven by Rahim backed into Weiss’ vehicle at an intersection and the two began arguing. Authorities say Weiss returned to his vehicle, retrieved his pistol and shot Rahim once in the chest.

The Post Bulletin reports an officer said in the complaint that Weiss’ vehicle had a bumper sticker reading “Gun Control Means Hitting Your Target.”

Associated Press

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