Cold Case Suspect On Lam

By Sara Faruqi, Toronto Police Service Published: 7:49 a.m. March 16, 2016
Updated: 7:53 a.m. March 16, 2016

A night out with friends turned deadly for 20-year-old Mahad Tahlil, allegedly stabbed by then-18-year-old Suleiman Abdi Ahmed in the parking lot of a gas station on Dixon Road 14 years ago.

A close up of a man with the words: Wanted: Suleiman Abdi Ahmed
Suleiman Abdi Ahmed is wanted for the murder of Mahad Tahlil in 2002

Talil died shortly after that evening on September 2, 2002. And Ahmed has been on the run ever since. 

Police have not given up looking for the wanted man, who has a Canada wide search warrant for him. Ahmed is now 32. 

“Someone out there knows where this person currently is,” says Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant. He said the Somali community, as well as residents of Etobicoke, will likely be the most helpful to the investigation. 

“We have collected all the evidence involved in the matter. We need his location,” says Gallant.

Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant asks for help finding murder suspect Suleiman Abdi Ahmed

We have collected all the evidence involved in the matter. We need his location

If you have any information on this case, please contact Homicide at 416-808-7400, or at

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Wanted Poster for Suleiman Abdi Ahmed

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