A man in Utah is accused of shooting his young girlfriend in the leg after getting upset with her for attending a party without him.
According to criminal records acquired by Utah news site KSL.com, 18-year-old Fahd Mahdi was charged on Tuesday with discharging a handgun that caused serious injury, a first-degree felony. On August 6, Mahdi allegedly shot his 17-year-old lover in the leg after learning that she disregarded his sentiments and made arrangements apart from him.
The docs claimed Mahdi warned the girl “there would be trouble” if she left without him. Mahdi appeared at the party shortly after she arrived and requested she come find him.
He “threatened to hurt her and told her that he was not afraid to punch her in front of everyone,” the docs state, when she finally did find him.
Later that night, as the girl was riding in the back seat of her friend’s car, Mahdi allegedly kneeled down next to her and shot her in the leg.
“[She] stated that Mahdi displayed a pistol, and she asked him if he had taken pictures with the gun. [She] reported that her ears started to ring, and she realized that she had been shot in the leg by Mahdi,” the documents said.
The kid had surgery for a broken femur after a friend hurried her to the hospital.
Around 2:30 in the morning, police were called to the hospital, where the girl allegedly identified Mahdi as the shooter. At his residence in South Jordan, he was taken into custody.
The victim revealed a history of abuse between her and Mahdi in a follow-up interview with police. According to the criminal documents, she described their relationship as “violent and abusive,” adding that he is “very possessive of her and treats her like his property.” Additionally, she said that Mahdi is “physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive towards her.”
Mahdi is to be detained in Salt Lake County Jail without the chance of bail, at the request of the prosecution.