The Maine Department of Public Safety provided an update to a July shooting in Lewiston that resulted in the deaths of two individuals.
On Sunday, July 30, shortly after 10:18 a.m., Lewiston Police responded to a report of a shooting on Knox St.
One individual died at the scene, and the second person died at Central Maine Medical Center after being transported from the scene.
A post mortem examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta on July 31 concluded that the cause of death for both individuals was gunshot wounds, and the manner of death was categorized as homicide.
An investigation revealed that the two individuals, Mohamed Sheikh of Auburn, 30, and Keyt Hussein of Lewiston, 23, were involved in an “escalating feud” in the days leading up to their deaths.
On the morning of July 30, Sheikh found Hussein sitting in a parked car on Knox St. and approached him on foot.
Sheikh met Hussein as he tried to exit the parked car and began shooting him multiple times with a pistol.
While Hussein was being shot in the front seat of the car, 24-year-old Mohamed Liban, also of Lewiston, was sitting in the back seat of the car and stuck a pistol out of the car’s rear window, shooting Sheikh multiple times.
The Maine Attorney General’s Office reviewed the incident and concluded that Liban shot Sheikh in defense of Keyt Hussein, and will therefore not be prosecuted.