A standout wide receiver for MSU-Mankato is going to have to put his NFL dreams on hold (probably forever). Dennis Carter is now facing an attempted murder charge for "allegedly" shooting his longtime friend and classmate in the head. All this over a overdue marijuana debt... Now, we're talking about tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars here, right? Wrong, the victim told investigators from his hospital bed, the whole of the debt was only $3,500, which is about what retail price would be for 1 pound of high-grade marijuana.
Turns out Carter had been distributing marijuana in the Mankato area for his longtime friend, 28-year-old Diaa Ahmed Abdelhakim of Stockton, Ca for about a year. The victim says Carter shot him execution-style and only failed to finish the job because his gun jammed. Carter on the other hand told investigators that the gun went off accidentally.
The friendship ended earlier this year when Carter sent "a package," presumably containing currency. However somehow the package was intercepted and Abdelhakim never recieved his payment. To make matters worse, Carter also claims to have been robbed in the months following the "lost package" incident, telling authorities that he owed Abdelhakim a lot of money and was afraid of the victim and feared his life was in danger due to the debt. So in turn Carter decided to strike first.
Read the entire criminal complaint and get the whole story by Aaron Rupar at citypages.com, which contains all the details regarding the controversial circumstances surrounding Abdelhakim's shooting and the extent of his injuries.
Alleged shooter Dennis Carter