January 16, 2018 10:25 AM
(ABC 6 News) -- A day after a 17-year-old Rochester teen was shot and killed following an argument prompted by a car crash, his friends are remembering him as "carefree" and "outgoing."
Police said Muhammad Raheem was driving near the intersection of 31st Street NE and East River Road around 8:20 Sunday morning when his car went into the ditch. Police said another driver stopped his vehicle to offer assistance at which point Raheem's car backed into his, prompting an argument that led the other driver, 25-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester, to shoot Raheem in the chest.
Monday, Raheem's friends shared their memories of the high school senior, who, according to classmate Esther Fisher, hoped to go to college and become an actor.
"He was very easy to get along with, very caring, outgoing, and he had that personality where you just wanted to be his friend," Fisher said.
She said Raheem worked at a local fast food restaurant until a few weeks ago, and was set to graduate high school in the spring.
While she described him as a person who could always put her in a better mood, she said some of his decisions weren't the best.
"He was very reckless, he always lived life to the fullest but I feel like a lot of the things he did were kind of too risky," she said.
Another friend who declined an on-camera interview said Raheem was there for his friends at any time of the day or night that they needed him and could put a smile on anyone's face.
Weiss is being held at the Olmsted County Detention Center on probable cause for second-degree murder, police said. As of Monday, he has not been charged.
Updated: January 16, 2018 10:25 AM
Created: January 15, 2018 08:36 PM
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