News NE 45th St and University Way
posted by June 26 at 19:17 PMon
King County prosecutors have filed attempted murder and assault charges against Noor Abdulkadir Abdow, after he allegedly shot Mark Farney, a former Husky football player and security guard at Tommy’s Nightclub, on June 22.
According to the prosecutor’s filing, Tommy’s security guards told Abdow he was not allowed in the bar due to “previous problems.” Abdow punched Farney in the face and told the staff he was going to his car to get his gun.
Tommy’s owner Jeff Andrew told me that when Abdow threatened to come back and shoot his staff, he called police. Andrew claims the 911 operator told him officers were busy with another call in the area—a police chase near Green Lake—and would not be able to respond unless it was a life or death emergency. Five minutes later, Abdow returned to the bar and shot Farney in the stomach. He then fired at two other security guards and missed.
When police arrived, they found Abdow in a tree, several blocks away. He told police he remembered going back to the bar after hitting Farney but could not remember what happened or how he ended up in a tree.
Abdow is being held on $1 million bail.
Farney is still in the hospital but is expected to recover.