Aniah Blanchard was shot after she 'went for the gun,' court documents reveal

Aniah Blanchard was shot after she 'went for the gun,' court documents reveal

The suspected killer of Alabama college student, Aniah Blanchard, said he shot her after she allegedly "went for the gun," according to court documents.

Blanchard, the 19-year-old stepdaughter of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Walt Harris, was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn on Oct. 23.

Ibraheem Yazeed is accused of abducting her from that store and shooting her to death, according to Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes.

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<p><span class="wsc-spelling-problem" data-spelling-word="Ibraheem" data-wsc-lang="en_US">Ibraheem</span> <span class="wsc-spelling-problem" data-spelling-word="Yazeed" data-wsc-lang="en_US">Yazeed</span>, 30, of Montgomery, Ala., is pictured in mugshots before and after his Nov. 9, 2019, arrest in Florida in connection with the Oct. 23, 2019, <span class="wsc-spelling-problem" data-spelling-word="kidnapping" data-wsc-lang="en_US">kidnapping</span> of <span class="wsc-spelling-problem" data-spelling-word="Aniah" data-wsc-lang="en_US">Aniah</span> Blanchard, 19, outside an Auburn gas station.</p>

Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, of Montgomery, Ala., is pictured in mugshots before and after his Nov. 9, 2019, arrest in Florida in connection with the Oct. 23, 2019, kidnapping of Aniah Blanchard, 19, outside an Auburn gas station.

After Blanchard disappeared, an unnamed individual told authorities that Yazeed was at a home in Montgomery with Blanchard's car, according to court documents.

"Yazeed admitted to shooting a girl, and stated the girl 'went for the gun,'" according to statements made by the same individual in court documents against Yazeed.

Blanchard died from a gunshot wound and her death was ruled a homicide, authorities said.

Yazeed faces a capital murder charge and prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty.