Suspect connected to Toronto mother’s killing has fled Canada, police allege

Click to play video: 'Police have identified a third suspect wanted in relation to the murder of Karolina Huebner-Makurat'
Police have identified a third suspect wanted in relation to the murder of Karolina Huebner-Makurat
WATCH: The Leslieville woman was an innocent bystander who police say was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight between drug dealers. Catherine McDonald reports. – Feb 7, 2024

Police say a man suspected in the killing of a 44-year-old Toronto woman, who was shot by a stray bullet, is believed to have fled the country.

They say 19-year-old Ahmed Ali is the last of three suspects identified by police, who investigators allege were involved in an alleged daytime gunfight that killed Karolina Huebner-Makurat.

Det. Sgt. Henri Marsman says police believe Ali, who is facing charges of manslaughter and robbery with a firearm, fled to Somalia shortly after the July 2023 killing.

Police have previously arrested and charged 32-year-old Damian Hudson with second-degree murder and 20-year-old Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim with manslaughter and robbery.

Police say Huebner-Makurat was walking in the Leslieville neighbourhood on July 7 when she was hit by a stray bullet after an altercation broke out between three alleged drug dealers.

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Marsman says police allege Ibrahim and Ali worked together and attacked Hudson, and then Ali and Hudson exchanged gunfire.

Police have also charged a 23-year-old woman who worked at a nearby supervised consumption site with being an accessory after the fact and obstructing justice.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Ahmed Ali. Handout / Toronto Police

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