After A Year, Miami Man Is Arrested For Murder Of Woman Who Attempted To Catch Him With Stripper

Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law will soon be put to the test. The scrutiny will come from the case of the death of 25-year-old Maame Amuah. Amuah was fatally shot on May 6, 2021 by Haider Rana. Now, after more than a year after the night Amuah was shot, Rana, 24, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder with a firearm.

Rana’s arrest comes after his self-defense claims were seen as unjustified by Miami-Dade police. According to the Miami Herald, Rana claimed that he unknowingly shot Amuah after assuming she was an intruder. He claimed someone “aggressively knocked on his door and squatted down so they could not be seen in the peephole.” He then stated that the person attempted to “push the door” open, which is when he fired.

Miami-Dade prosecutors arrived on the scene to find Amuah. The woman was reported as unarmed. Amuah lived across the street from Rana and his luxury Brickell condo. According to reports, Rana claims the two had just entered a friends-with-benefits relationship.

The two had only been seeing each other for less than a month. Amuah was a native of Ghana and moved to the U.S. in 2016. She relocated to Miami in 2020, where she lived with her brother. She worked in the fashion and beauty industry.

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