The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 24, 2012

Man being sought for questioning in Noel shooting

NOEL, Mo. — McDonald County authorities are looking for a man for questioning in the wake of a shooting early Friday morning in Noel.

Sheriff Robert Evenson said the shooting took place about 5:30 a.m. at an apartment on the east edge of Noel.

“There was a young man who was shot in the face,” Evenson said. “But it was a minor wound.”

Ahmed Mohammed Abdi was treated at a Joplin hospital and dismissed, the sheriff said.

He said Abdi told sheriff’s deputies that four men entered his home and assaulted him. One of them shot him in the jaw, and the men fled.

Evenson said investigators are looking for Jajib “Buck” Rafle, 22, for questioning about the shooting. Rafle has lived in Noel and in the Kansas City area, he said.


Authorities are asking that anyone with information about Rafle’s whereabouts call sheriff’s Detective Brandon Barrett at 417-223-4318.

Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News

Do you think Missouri should pass legislation that would allow a prescription drug database to be kept?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success