Deon Mitchell (left) was an accessory in the July 7 murder in Burlington of Hussein Mubarak (right) by Abdiaziz Abdhikadir (center), police say.
By Guy Page
Deon Mitchell, 19, of Winooski was arrested by Burlington Police Dept. detectives on November 21 as an accessory to the July 7 murder of Hussein Mubarak, 21, on Luck Street in Burlington.
Burlington police say Mitchell’s home was the starting and ending point for accused murderer Abdiaziz “Drill” Abdhikadir, 19, and that evidence of the homicide was found in Mitchell’s home. He was charged with being an accessory after the fact of a first-degree murder, and released on a citation to appear in court.
Mubarak was shot at about 8:30 pm near the corner of Luck St. and Intervale Avenue in the Old North End of Burlington, Burlington police say. Charges against Abdhikadir were filed October 26. He is being held in Northwest state prison. Police say he had previously fired into the Mubarak home when several family members were present. No-one was injured at the time.
In the aftermath of this shooting and others allegedly committed by, and victimizing, New American young men, the City of Burlington has pledged to create an outreach program to at-risk New Americans.