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Des Moines teen charged with first-degree murder in fatal stabbing of brother – Davidson News

Des Moines, IA – A tragic incident occurred on June 11 when 16-year-old Mohamed Elzubeir allegedly stabbed his 19-year-old brother, Abdelmagid Elzubeir, in their Oakridge Drive apartment. The altercation resulted in Abdelmagid being seriously injured and later succumbing to his injuries at a local hospital.

Des Moines teen charged with first-degree murder in fatal stabbing of brother
Des Moines teen charged with first-degree murder in fatal stabbing of brother

Police responded quickly to the scene after an emergency call at about 10:15 a.m., finding Abdelmagid with serious injuries. Despite efforts to save him, he tragically died from injuries inflicted by his younger brother.

Mohamed Elzubeir was arrested shortly after the incident and is currently being held in a juvenile detention facility on $1 million bond, charged with first-degree murder as an adult.

The family, devastated by the loss, spoke fondly of Abdelmagid, describing him as a promising young man with ambitions to study in New York and pursue a career in medicine. His father expressed shock and sadness over the incident and emphasized Abdelmagid’s positive qualities and his upcoming high school graduation.

The circumstances leading to the altercation remain under investigation by Des Moines police, who said the stabbing was premeditated. As the case develops, the community mourns the loss of Abdelmagid Elzubeir, a young life full of potential that was tragically cut short.