Case Proceeding Against Fenton Township Teen In Fatal Shooting
February 17, 2018
A previously missing autopsy report has been provided allowing the case against a Fenton Township teen who fatally shot his friend to proceed.
17-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged as an adult with open murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris. Police arrested Akl March 4th, 2017 after responding to a 9-1-1 report of a male with a gunshot to the head. Authorities say evidence indicates that Akl and Morris, who were friends, were alone on the first floor of the residence when the shooting occurred. According to the autopsy report, Morris was shot from behind at point blank range on the top left side of his head.
However, in court last month, both the defense and prosecuting attorneys said they lacked a copy of the report from the medical examiner’s office and could not proceed without it. A previous ruling that Akl was competent to stand trial prompted his attorney to request an independent review, which also required the autopsy report. The judge then adjourned the probable cause conference. However, the report has since been provided and a March 22nd exam has been scheduled in the case.
Akl, who is also charged with receiving and concealing a stolen firearm and two counts of felony firearms, remains in juvenile detention without bond. (JK)