A Portland man was arrested Saturday and charged in the fatal shooting of another city resident earlier in the day, police said Sunday.

Abdirahman Mahmoud, 36, is charged with murder in the shooting of Raoul Mapendo Tshiyuka, 30.

Portland police responded early Saturday to a report of an injured man in the area of 263 St. John St. There, they found Tshiyuka and transported him to Maine Medical Center, where he later died, according to a news release Sunday from Portland interim Assistant Police Chief Robert Martin.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Tshiyuka died from a gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police investigators identified Mahmoud as a person of interest, and South Portland officers located his vehicle in a driveway at 77 Wainwright Circle East.

Portland police, with assistance from the Southern Maine Regional SWAT team, then executed a search warrant at 66 Wellesley Estates in Portland.


While police were searching that address, Mahmoud contacted authorities and told them he was at 224 Ocean Ave. Officers took Mahmoud into custody there without incident.

He is being held at the Cumberland County Jail without bail, Martin said.

Police do not believe there is any threat to the public.

Investigators urge anyone who has information about the shooting to call 207-874-8575. People can also text the keyword, PPDME, and your message to 847411.

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