Wanted Man Surrenders to Police

By Sara Faruqi, Toronto Police Service Published: 11:41 a.m. August 18, 2015
Updated: 10:27 a.m. August 19, 2015

Mohamud Yousef Omar has surrendered to police after an appeal to the public to help find the 24-year-old wanted for attempted murder as part of a shooting investigation.

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Mohamud Yousef Omar, 24, surrendered to police on Tuesday, Aug. 18, after he was identified as the prime shooter in an attempted murder investigation earlier in the day.

Omar turned himself in around 6 p.m., on Tuesday at 22 Division.

He was wanted for a December 30, 2014, shooting incident. 

He is believed to be the prime shooter in the incident where a man was shot in the parking lot of the House of Lancaster, close to three in the morning. The victim was shot in the head and the calf and underwent multiple surgeries. 

As a result of the shooting the victim has suffered brain injuries that will continue to affect him for the rest of his life, said Narine.

“22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau and Major Crimes Unit began an investigation and, with the assistance of the community, have now identified Mohamud Yousef Omar as the alleged shooter and wanted party,” said Narine. 

Police are unaware of the relationship between Omar and the victim, said Narine, adding that an altercation may have broken out in the parking lot of the club which may have led to the shooting. 

Narine said that it took a few months to identify Omar because of forensic evidence that needed to be corroborated, which now puts him as the prime suspect. There are several other parties who were accessories to the shooting, added Narine. 

Narine also said that community collaboration assisted in identifying the suspect. 

He was arrested and charged with: 

1) Attempt Murder 

2) Aggravated Assault 

3) Discharge Firearm with Intent to Wound 

4) Discharge a Restricted Firearm or Prohibited Firearm 

5) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 

6) Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon 

7) Pointing a Firearm 

8) Possession of a Weapon 

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