Canada-wide warrant issued for alleged shisha lounge shooter
Amara McLaughlin, CP24.com
Published Monday, April 10, 2017 6:05PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:05AM EDT
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 20-year-old man accused of killing a teenager last year at a Mississauga shisha lounge.
Mohamud Kheyre is wanted for first-degree murder of a Toronto boy, Peel Regional Police say.
Sharmarke Farah, 17, was killed on Feb. 7, 2016 after a shooting broke out in the parking lot of Habibi Lounge near Airport Road and Derry Road East.
According to a police report at the time, the altercation broke out shortly after 1 a.m. when several men were seen by witnesses fighting in the parking lot.
When police arrived, the victim, who was identified as Sharmarke Farah, was found with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital but later died.
Kheyre, the suspect in the investigation, is believed to be of Somali decent . He is described as 6’5”, 200 lbs with a heavy build and a dark complexion.
Investigators believe the 20-year-old is actively evading arrest and may have fled the country.
"We don't know where he is and that's why a Canada-wide warrant has been issued," said Peel Regional Police Const. Mark Fisher. "We're looking for the public's assistance ... so he can be brought to court and answer to this charge."
Police say the suspect is dangerous. They are warning people to not approach him and to call police immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide and missing person bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205 or Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-8477.