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.

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