Second arrest made in connection to early March homicide

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – Olmsted County Deputies have arrested a second person they believe to be connected to the murder of Garad Hassan Roble in early March.

30-year-old Muhidin Omar Abukar faces charges of aiding an offender-2nd degree murder.

His arraignment was scheduled at 10:30 Thursday morning.

Abukar has a previous murder conviction from a Rochester shooting in 2009 as well as several other violent offences.

Deputies say he was arrested at the government center around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon when he came to meet his parole officer.

Investigators believe that Abukar worked with 23-year-old Ayub Iman in the murder of Roble.

He is also facing 2nd degree murder charges.

The County Attorney says the latest arrest is the culmination of months of investigation.

Anyone with more information on the case is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or visit

Kilat Fitzgerald

Kilat Fitzgerald

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