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Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for suspect in Westboro shooting murder

Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for suspect in Westboro shooting murder


The Ottawa Police Service’s Homicide Unit (OPS) has released an image and description of a suspect involved in deadly shooting in Westboro on Friday, July 5.

According to OPS, the shooting occurred around 6:09 p.m. that evening, near Carling and Kirkwood Avenues.

Upon police arrival, a male victim was found with life-threatening injuries. They died in hospital from gunshot wounds.

Police have identified the victim as 28-year-old Adam Abdullahi Elmi.

Ottawa police have obtained a Canada-wide arrest warrant for a 23-year-old Ottawa man.

Kennedid Atteyeh is wanted for complicity in murder. Police describe him as follows:

  • Black
  • 1.93 m tall
  • Dark eyes
  • Short dark hair

Police have reason to believe he has left the country.

For more information on Atteyeh’s whereabouts or information about the incident, please contact police at 613-236-1222 extension 5493.

People can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously online or at 1-800-222-8477.

With files from Mike Lacasse.