Fatal shooting took place at Bagel Brotherz last year
A man has been convicted of murdering a 29-year-old at a bagel restaurant in Enfield Highway in a “cold-blooded and premeditated” killing.
Khallid Hogan, 20, of Manor Court in Bulls Cross, was convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday of murdering Enfield resident Abdullahi Mohamoud last year.
The jury heard that on the afternoon of 19th March 2020, Abdullahi visited Bagel Brotherz in Hertford Road, Enfield Highway. As he waited for his food, Hogan walked into the restaurant and started firing a gun at him. Four shots were fired but the bullets all missed Abdullahi, who then fled through a back door into a yard of garages.
As Abdullahi was climbing a concrete wall, Hogan fired another shot towards him, which hit him in the head. He collapsed a short distance later and died in hospital later the same day.
Hogan fled the scene. Metropolitan Police detectives launched an investigation and, through extensive analysis of CCTV and mobile phone usage, established Hogan had been the passenger in a car that had arrived at the restaurant shortly after Abdullahi arrived.
The prosecution case was that Hogan was tipped off that Abdullahi was at Bagel Brotherz and then travelled there to shoot him. In an attempt to give himself an alibi, Hogan had phoned his friend Alex Weekes and kept the line open during the period of the shooting.
Weekes, 20, of Brimsdown Avenue, was later charged with perverting the course of justice and was himself found guilty at the Old Bailey trial this week.
Hogan had been arrested and charged in May last year. Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, the lead investigator of the case, said: “Hogan carried out a cold-blooded and premeditated attack on Abdullahi Mohamoud, shooting at him at least five times.
“It was extremely fortunate that nobody else was injured in this incident, as there were four other people in the restaurant at the time.
“Thanks to the tireless and meticulous work of my team of detectives, who pieced together Hogan’s movements on the day of the murder, by analysing hours of CCTV footage and mobile phone usage data, he has now been convicted of murder and will go to prison for a long time.
“Violence of this kind on the streets of London will not be tolerated and Met officers and detectives work 24/7 to ensure that people like Hogan are arrested and prosecuted as swiftly as possible.”
Hogan will be sentenced on Monday, 4th October.