Former UMD WR Charged in August Shooting

By KBJR News 1

Former UMD WR Charged in August Shooting

August 27, 2014 Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 5:39 PM CST

Shakopee, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) wide receiver Dennis Carter has been charged with second-degree attempted murder following a shooting on Aug. 20 outside the Renaissance Festival grounds in Shakopee, Minn.

The 25-year-old Carter, who remains in jail with the option of posting $750,000 bail, was also charged with first-degree assault and fleeing police.

The victim is 28-year-old Diaa Ahmen Abdelhakim, and he was shot in the neck, mouth, and throat. He alleges Carter shot him intentionally while Carter argues that Abdelhakim threatened him and the gun went off accidentally in the ensuing struggle.

The two admit they were involved in dealing marijuana together, and Abdelhakim says Carter owed him $35,000 at the time of the shooting.

Carter played just the 2007 season with the Bulldogs, finishing that fall with 40 catches for 432 yards and nine touchdowns. He finished his career with MSU-Mankato, helping the Mavericks last fall as a senior to the NCAA Division II tournament.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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