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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

NE 45th St and University Way

posted by on June 26 at 19:17 PM



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.

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Who's the guy who was wrapping his arms around Abdow in the video, trying to pull him away?

Posted by Fnarf | June 26, 2007 8:03 PM

This is fucked up. I don't wish getting shot on anyone but that bouncer's a prick. Shit, actually show me a bouncer at Tommy's who isn't.

Maybe dude can take it down a notch now. Maybe find a new line of work.

On the bright side, at least it wasn't life or death. Wow, SPD. What do we pay you for again?

Oh that's right, your resources are all tied up round the clock solving the mystery of the Fremont Guerilla Pruner and planting crack on people.

Posted by I Know, I'm A Jerk | June 26, 2007 8:27 PM

Fnarf, what video?

Posted by Sean | June 26, 2007 10:47 PM

Next time try and get shot in front of Winchells

Only way you are going to get any help from the SPD

They don't give a fuck yo!

Posted by K X One | June 26, 2007 11:59 PM

Hey @2, if everyone that acted like a prick got shot there wouldn't be anyone left to go to shithole bars like Tommy's. That guy was just doing his job and he got shot by a psycho asshole that couldn't leave his personal issues at home. I really wish places like Tommy's, Earl's, and the All American didn't exist, but if they didn't the shitheads that go there would end up at my bar.

Posted by gunga din | June 27, 2007 12:58 AM

@5, You have a point.

Posted by hmm.... | June 27, 2007 3:31 AM

Fucking SPD!

Posted by monkey | June 27, 2007 6:44 AM

Of course, UWPD could've responded, had anyone, 911 dispatcher included, thought to call them.

Posted by Judah | June 27, 2007 7:05 AM

Oh, nice job SPD.

Explain how a known troublemaker who threatens to get a gun and come back and shoot you is not a life or death emergency.

Maybe Tommy's isn't the most civil bar in the city. Maybe the bouncer's a prick. They nevertheless don't deserve to be shined on by SPD when guns come in to play.

Posted by SDA in SEA | June 27, 2007 7:25 AM

"I don't remember how I got in this tree, or shooting anybody. Durr."

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 27, 2007 8:16 AM

if only everyone in the bar had been armed! good luck with the american justice system, Noor Abdulkadir Abdow. good thing its completely blind to race or religion!

Posted by maxsolomon | June 27, 2007 8:34 AM

I like how every now and then the commenters how their age.

@5, the All American no longer exists. Earl's ditched their upper-Ave digs and moved into the space the All American used to occupy. But anyways, you make a very good point. Without the dive bars, the shitty clientele would make my favorite bars their new dives.

Posted by Andy | June 27, 2007 8:56 AM

I remember reading in the Times that they arrested two people and I was thinking to myself what more could the friend have done to prevent the altercation? It is obvious now that had he called the police on his friend they would not have come. Thanks to the video we can see that he did what he could to prevent things. 10 years ago he would be going to jail as an accessory to attempted murder.
And way to go Noor Abdulkadir Abdow. Way to fuck up the rest of your life because of your drunk fucking hormones. Hope he can serve as an example to the rest of the city not to take it to that level. This is a private establishment and they have right to refuse to let in trouble makers – which he ultimately proved he was. If you think they discriminated against you then sue ‘em.

Posted by Touring | June 27, 2007 8:57 AM

@3 When Jonah first posted about this shooting, he included a video that someone took from an apt building across the street. Apparently it ends right before the kid comes back with his gun. I can't remember which day it was, but if you go back in the blog postings you'll find it.

Posted by Callie | June 27, 2007 9:50 AM

Hey, you never know... Noor could go to prison, find sanity, and come out a cool guy in a decade or so, like Charles Dutton. But odds are he's an insensate psychotic ass who will come out and go right back to this gangsta shit. Seems like we have no shortage of that in this world (and in political and corporate offices, which guarantee they never do hard time). Y'know Elizabeth Bathory couldn't be executed for her crimes due to her station. Times don't change. I'm kind of off topic. I'm going away now.

Posted by christopher | June 27, 2007 10:20 AM

So the cops wouldn't come until after the shooting on this because of a priority "Green Lake chase," eh? If I'm correctly coordinating my Stranger news with my P-I news, the Green Lake chase was where three plainclothes cops in an unmarked Ford downtown failed to identify themselves, took a shot at a citizen in his car, chased him to Green Lake with no siren or lights, pulled up alongside him at an intersection, and promptly got their tires shot out by the driver, who took off, then turned himself in the next day after seeing a lawyer.

So that's how the cops were busying themselves while the Tommy's bouncer was awaiting that bullet. Another red-letter day for SPD.

Posted by tomasyalba | June 27, 2007 10:26 AM

I'm sick of these gangs that hang out on the Ave between 50th and 47th. I remember two years ago when the police arrested several members of the "East African Gang" as they were called. Every time I try to walk to safeway, or head south on the Ave, I get accosted by these Algerians and Sudanese boys in their teens. Can't they find a better place to hang out? They should go to the University Community Center 1 block away and take a free class on "urban dance" or something. Get rid of that energy productively.

Posted by La Studenta | June 27, 2007 11:16 AM

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