Edmonton, Alberta – Idris Abdi, 34, who was wanted by the Edmonton Police Service on numerous province-wide warrants in relation to a June 2021 shooting was arrested.
After multiple tips from the public, Abdi was taken into custody by the Wood Buffalo RCMP on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Fort McMurray, AB.
The EPS would like to thank the Wood Buffalo RCMP, the media and the public for their assistance in locating Abdi.
Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has issued province-wide warrants for a 34-year-old man following the investigation into a shooting that took place in June 2021.
On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at approximately 4:10 p.m., Downtown Branch patrol officers responded to a weapons complaint in an alley near 106 Avenue and 96 Street. It was reported to police that two males exchanged gun fire in an alley before one fled the area in a vehicle and the other on foot. Two of the rounds struck bystanders, a male and a female, who were also in the alley at the time.
EMS responded, treated and transported the 44-year-old male bystander to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. The 20-year-old female bystander was also treated and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both have since been discharged from hospital.
Following an investigation, officers identified the male in the vehicle to be Idris Abdi, 34, and a search warrant was executed on his vehicle and at his residence on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Abdi was taken into custody at that time and a handgun, pepper spray, drugs and a variety of drug paraphernalia were located. He was subsequently charged with multiple firearm and drug-related offences.
In March 2022, after further forensic and ballistic investigations were completed, it was determined that the handgun located at Abdi’s residence was one of the weapons used during the June 2021 shooting. As a result, several province-wide warrants have been issued for his arrest, including discharging a firearm with intent, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a weapon, unauthorized firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of a restricted/prohibited loaded firearm. Canada-wide warrants are currently being sought. The other male suspect remains unknown at this time.
To date, investigators have been unable to locate Abdi and are hopeful the public may be able to assist.
Abdi is described as 5’11 tall and weighs approximately 160lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. Abdi is known to frequent central Edmonton, specifically the McDougall Hill area, though investigators believe he has likely left the province and possibly the country.
Anyone with information about Abdi’s whereabouts is asked to not approach him and immediately contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.
Edmonton Police Service
MRU #: 22R028
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