Man charged in crash of stolen vehicle that resulted in death has numerous stayed felonies

By any measure, Sharif should have been in prison at the time of the crash, but he wasn’t. Sharif has at least 26 prior convictions since 2016.

Abdeljabar Ahmed Sharif (Dakota County Jail, Sept. 2022)

An Eden Prairie man who should have been in prison is now accused in the death of his friend following the crash of a stolen vehicle that was fleeing police near the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., last week, charges say.

Abdeljabar Ahmed Sharif, 25, of Eden Prairie has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide and four other felonies in the crash that killed Abdikadir M. Issack, 23, of Willmar on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8.

By any measure, Sharif should have been in prison at the time of the crash, but he wasn’t.

Sharif has at least 26 prior convictions since 2016. Eight of those convictions racked up since 2018 are for cases in which Sharif was charged with felony crimes, including six for theft, one for receiving stolen property, and one for third-degree burglary.

In one of the theft cases, Sharif was offered a plea deal dismissing violent crime charges of first-degree aggravated robbery and simple robbery. Charges in that case say Sharif stole a victim’s phone during a sale meetup in Savage, then got into a vehicle and fled. The victim tried to grab onto the vehicle and was dragged for a distance, letting go when one of the occupants of the vehicle flashed a knife.

Sharif was granted some form of stayed and/or reduced sentences in all eight of the cases in which he had been charged with felony crimes. In most of the eight felony cases, Sharif was credited with jail time already served and was placed on probation. In others, he served a few days in the workhouse.

At the time of his arrest, Sharif had at least two pending felony cases on charges of robbery and theft, as well as another case on charges of gross misdemeanor-false information to police and misdemeanor theft — all in Hennepin County.

Sharif has been charged with felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide, fleeing police in a vehicle that results in death, third-degree narcotics, receiving stolen property, and fleeing police.

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