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UPDATE: Sharmarke Farah shot and killed at Habibi Lounge. Canada wide warrant issued for the arrest of Mohamud Kheyre

Sharmarke Farah 17, of Toronto was shot and killed in front Habibi Lounge, a hookah bar in Mississauga. Police were called to the scene around 1am February 7th, on reports of a large fight in the parking lot of the plaza.

On arrival police found Farah suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital, but died on the way.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 905-453-3311, ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Update April 10th 2017

Peel police issued a Canada Wide Warrant for thr arrest of Mohamud Kheyre  in relation to the shooting death of Sharmarke Farah. Kheyre is wanted for first degree murder, Kheyre is discribed as Somali decent, dark complexion, 20 years of age, 6’5” feet tall, 200 pounds with a heavy build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205

*Photo made available by Peel Regional Police


Mohamed Najdi gunned down in Ottawa

Police were called to reports of a shooting on January 10th after concerned neighbours heard the gunshots and then saw Mohamed Najdi screaming that he had been shot in the back.

Paramedics rushed Najdi to the hospital where he pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Mohamed Najdi 28, was known to police after witnessing the shooting death of Sharif Said in May 2015.

No arrests have been made and police have described it as a targeted, gang-related shooting.

Anyone with information should contact police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

Alaa Asiri, 33, Ali Elenezi, 18, Lual Lual, 26, Mohamud Yusuf, 25 and  Mohamed Mohamed 32, have been charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping.


Domestic in Richmond Hill leaves Karen Costa and Jeffrey Costa dead

Police received a 911 call on April 7th, at around 11 a.m from a person, who had found a dead body in the house. When police arrived they found two dead bodies. One man and one woman, with obvious signs of injury. The victims names won’t be released until their next of kin have been notified.

Police say the investigation is in the early stages but they aren’t looking for any suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)


Police identified the victims as Karen Costa 52, and Jeffrey Costa 22, her son.

**UPDATE** 04-11-16

In a written statement Sam Costa, husband of Karin and father of Jeffery spoke out about the tragedy. “This unspeakable tragedy that occurred in our family home last week was the result of a loving and protective mother trying to save her son from harming himself,”.

Sam Costa said Jeffrey, has struggled with with his illness and the Costa family had been involved with mental health fundraising efforts for the past 20 years.

Julian Weekes shot dead after attending his friends memorial

Police were called to a Shell gas station on reports of gunshots at around 2am on April 2nd.

Julian Weekes 27 was found by Toronto police in a pool of his blood at the Shell gas station at Richmond and Parliament. Paramedics were unable to save Weeks life and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police believe the shooting took place a few blocks away near Queen and Parliament.

Police said Weekes was attending a memorial celebration at Annie’s Bar for his friend Ceyon Carrington who died March 23 as a result of gun violence.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477

Update May 3
Michael Teddy Gibson, 30, was arrested on May 3 2017 in Aruba. According to police, Gibson was wanted for another murder in Aruba as well as the murder of Julian Weekes.

The body of Jonathan Patrick Pike found in wooded area

Jonathan Patrick Pike was found dead in a wooded area on March 25th in the Tashmoo area of Sarnia.  A concerned citizen alerted police about strange noises coming from the woods in Aamjiwnaang First Nation.

A  30 year old man, and a 27 year old woman, were arrested in a vehicle believed to be connected to the murder, however no charges have been laid in the death of Pike.

Joseph Colson dies from a gunshot wound in Hamilton

Hamilton Police responded to a 911 call on Good Friday March 25th on Jackson st across from the CHCH building where they found Joseph Colson 43, suffering from an injury.

Paramedics said Colson had been shot and was transported to Hamilton General where he died from his injury, however Police wouldn’t confirm the incident involved a shooting or not.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Tom Hutton at 905-546-3926. Area residents can also speak to officers on scene. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppershamilton.com


Hamilton police are looking for Gary Michael White 48, Joseph Colson’s cousin in connection with Colson’s murder. Police have said that White should be considered armed and dangerous, he should not be approached.


Gary Michael White, 48, of no fixed address turned himself in to Hamilton police on Monday March 28th. He will plead not guilty to the charges of second degree murder.

Charges laid in the death of Jennifer Platt

The body of Jennifer Platt, 62, was found in her Lindsay Ontario home March 22 after being reported as missing March 21.

Police discovered Platt’s vehicle on Kent st. downtown Lindsay, a forensic examination of the vehicle is expected this week.

Police have not released the cause of death however Kawartha Lakes Police arrested Robert Edward Jarvis 49 on March 25th, and charged him with first degree murder in the death of Platt.

Ceyon Carrington Leslieville homicide victim

Police were called to reports of gunshots on Carlaw Ave north of Queen Street, at around 10pm,  March 23. On arrival police found Ceyon Carrington 29, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Carrington was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

No suspects have been named at this time, however police described the suspect as Male wearing dark coloured clothing.

Anyone with more information should contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)


Police have not disclosed if this was a targeted attack.

Carrington was one of two men that spent 5 months in jail in 2015, on charges 2014 death of Tarik Mohammed at Garden Restaurant. Both men  were released on no reasonable grounds for conviction.


65 year old Eleanor Campbell dies after being run over by her daughter

Michelle Campbell 43 has been charged with second degree murder after police allege she intentionally ran down her mother in a furniture store parking lot and then fled the scene.

On March 22, Eleanor Campbell 65, was fatally hit by her daughters vehicle in a Toronto Leon’s parking lot just moments after she stepped out of the vehicle with her walker.

Police say Eleanor Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene.

20 year old Josiah Haye fatally shot in Scarborough

Josiah Haye 20, has been identified as the victim of the fatal Scarborough shooting that happened on March 20th at around 6:30 pm.

Police responded to a call of shots fired on Glendower Circuit in Scarborough. On arrival they found Haye suffering from a gunshot wound. Haye was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No suspects have been named. Anyone with information should contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)