Canada-wide warrant issued for Lethbridge murder suspect

One of the suspects was wanted on two Canada-wide warrants for homicides in Alberta. Lethbridge Police Service

Lethbridge police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a suspect wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on the city’s west side.

Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe, 29, of Toronto was charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of a 35-year-old man on Feb. 6.

The victim, who police have not identified, was found shortly after 10:30 p.m. that night inside a home in the 200 block of University Drive.

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“Investigation has determined the matter was a targeted incident and the parties involved were known to one another,” said Lethbridge police in a news release Tuesday afternoon.

“Information obtained by investigators alleges a verbal dispute surrounding the illicit drug trade occurred between the victim and the accused, resulting in the victim being fatally shot.”

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Dhiblawe also faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with a homicide in Edmonton on Feb. 8 and is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant by police in that city.

In a news release Tuesday evening, Edmonton police said investigators do not believe the two homicides are linked and both incidents “do not appear to be random.”

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Police believe Dhiblawe is armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Lethbridge police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

WATCH: (Feb. 7, 2020) Lethbridge police are investigating an apparent homicide, following reports of a shooting at a west side home where the body of a 35-year-old man was discovered on Thursday night. Demi Knight reports.

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Lethbridge police investigate apparent homicide at a west side home – Feb 7, 2020

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