Mohamud Abdiwal Diri, 25, surrendered to police at 23 Division on Saturday, August 22, after he was identified as the prime suspect for an August 9, homicide.
Diri has been charged with first degree murder of 27-year-old Kabil Abdulkhadir.
Another individual, Abduallah Alifarah, had already been arrested in connection to the homicide and charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Speaking a day earlier Detective Sergeant Joyce Schertzer had asked Diri to turn himself in. “Anybody who knows where he is or has any information with regards to his location to please contact the police immediately, and if Mr. Diri is watching this, I would advise him to speak to someone he trusts and seek competent counsel advice and turn himself into the Toronto Police Service immediately."
“This homicide remains a very active investigation and very fluid… Anyone identified in assisting Dirie in evading arrest will also be prosecuted to the fullest extent to the law,” she had warned.
Schertzer said that the accused had arrived in the area of 525 Bay Street in a rented blue Hyundai Elantra. His arrival was captured on video, and after the shooting, he fled southbound on Bay Street.
A third individual, Hassan Abdulle, is also wanted by police. Abdulle is an associate of the deceased and is wanted on previous charges dating before the August 9 incident. However, it is alleged that Abdulle returned gun fire on the blue Elantra as it was fleeing the crime scene and will be facing charges reflected to firing a weapon in public, said Schertzer. She added that 52 Division’s Major Crime Unit is in the process of obtaining further arrest warrants for those actions.
Abdulle is previously wanted by 23 Division for outstanding warrants for “serious offences”, said Schertzer.
While Schertzer wouldn’t name a motive for the crime as the investigation is active, she did say that it was based on a “pre-existing” dispute.
The Detective Sergeant had also called for witnesses who were with the victim at the time to come forward and speak to the police.
“This homicide remains a very active investigation and very fluid.” said Schertzer.
She again asked for assistance from those who were with Abdulkhadir at the time of his death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tam Bui at 416-808-7400, or on Twitter at @DetBuiHomicide, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.