Who is Mazin M Mohamedali? Iowa BLM ex-leader delays 911 call after teen's murder, gives false info on killer
In addition, during a raid at Mohamedali’s apartment on February 24 after the murder, cops discovered 56.13 grams of marijuana in his closet and 42.5 ecstasy pills
IOWA CITY, IOWA: A former Black Lives Matter leader whose apartment was reportedly the site of a teenager’s murder has been charged with delaying a 911 call and then lying to police. Mazin M Mohamedali is now facing one count of accessory-after-the-fact, an aggravated misdemeanor.
According to reports, the victim Quincy Russom was reportedly shot and killed inside 615 S. Governor St., No. 6, the home of Mohamedali at 7.53 pm on February 12, 2021. Police said the 20-year-old Mohamedali waited for at least 30 minutes between the time the 19-year-old victim was killed and a 911 call was made reporting the incident. A new criminal complaint also stated that Mohamedali knew that Sammy Hamed, 22, was behind the killing. But he allegedly did not give the right information related to the people involved in the murder and held back other information that would have helped police nab Hamed easily. However, on February 22, Hamed was taken into custody and was charged with first-degree murder.
The criminal complaint filed against Mohamedali mentioned that he not only deleted his call history and Snapchat from his phone but in a recorded conversation, it was found he confessed to lying to cops about the teen’s murder, so they would not find out about the origin of guns tied to the investigation.
It has also been reported that Mohamedali has earlier faced arrest in June 2020 for his role during the Black Lives Matter protests. Earlier, he was leading the Black Lives Matter affiliated “racial justice” group the 'Iowa Freedom Riders' and during the protests, he and his group members reportedly trashed a $5,000 fence outside the Old Capitol Museum.
At the time, he was pressed with six charges, including a felony, and was put behind bars in Marshall County. However, he eventually pleaded guilty to just one simple misdemeanor. At the time, he was held at the Johnson County Jail and released soon after.
In addition, during a raid at Mohamedali’s apartment on February 24 after Russom’s tragic death, cops discovered 56.13 grams of marijuana in his closet and 42.5 ecstasy pills. He was detained on two counts each of controlled substance violations and Iowa drug tax stamp violation and one count of keeping a drug house. He is currently being held at the Henry County jail and his trial is expected to start on August 24.
Meanwhile, an obituary for Russom read, “We are sad to announce that on February 12, 2021 we had to say goodbye to Quincy H. Russom of Iowa City, Iowa. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Quincy H. Russom. He was predeceased by: his grandfather William Michael Nelson Edwards Sr.; and his friends, Tamika Watson and Stacey Ament. He is survived by: his parents, Jenny Nay and Don Russom; his step-parents, Jennifer, William Michael Nelson Edwards III (Mike) and Kimberly Russom; his siblings, Karina Snyder (Jordan Wilson), Kobi Russom and Payton Russom; his niece Maliyah; his goddaughter Serenity Rose; and his grandparents, Rose, Richard Schmidt, Robert, Cheryl Nay, Carolyn, Curtis Hardy, Erma, Dell Coppenger, DeAnn Schriner, John Schriner and Donald Russom. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.”