Rushford man charged following incident Saturday night |

Rushford man charged following incident Saturday night

Rushford man charged following incident Saturday night Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.

Updated: June 15, 2021 05:33 PM
Created: June 15, 2021 05:25 PM

(ABC 6 News) - A Rushford man is facing nearly a dozen charges after he reportedly violated a restraining order last Saturday.

35-year-old Ibraheem Farah Hamza Khalifa is charged with seven felonies including firearm violation-felon convicted of a crime of violence, possession of ammunition/any firearm-conviction or adjudicated delinquent for a crime of violence, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, violate a restraining order-within 10 years or two or more priors, violate a restraining order-while possessing a dangerous weapon, obstruct the legal process and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. 

Khalifa is also charged with gross misdemeanor possession of ammunition/any firearm-previous felony conviction, violation of a restraining order and obstructing the legal process as well as a misdemeanor careless driving charge.

According to the complaint, on June 12, a Rushford police officer took a report of a Harassment Restraining Order violation involving Khalifa at a home in the 600 block of High Street North. 

As a Fillmore County Sheriff’s Deputy showed up, Khalifa had fled the scene after he was told he was under arrest and drove away. 

Khalifa was reportedly driving erratic in Rushford and headed to the area of Hwy. 30 and Airport Road. He stopped the vehicle in the middle of the road and got out. 

Khalifa took a gun from the vehicle and had pointed it at his head. The officer fired two shots at Khalifa after Khalifa pointed his gun at him. Khalifa was not hit with any of the rounds. Khalifa then poured gas on his vehicle and started it on fire. 

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s deputy was able to see that Khalifa was holding some type of long gun but was not able to tell if it was a rifle or shotgun. At one point, Khalifa looked in the deputy's direction and pointed the gun at him for a few seconds, then put the gun down and turned back around. 

Khalifa eventually set the gun down on the road and was put into custody. Khalifa is being held at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 21.

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