Man wanted for fatal shootings in Edmonton and Lethbridge arrested in Regina

A 29-year-old man has been arrested by police in Regina after being wanted on two Canada-wide warrants in connection with two shooting deaths in Alberta last month.

Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe was arrested at a residence in Regina on Friday, during an unrelated drug search warrant.

Dhiblawe, a Toronto resident, has been charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 8 death of 32-year-old Mohamed Makaran in Edmonton. He was also wanted for a Feb. 6 death of an unidentified 35-year-old man in Lethbridge.

According to police, in the Edmonton incident, Makaran was shot and killed in an apartment suite on McConachie Boulevard in northeast Edmonton. Police were called to a weapon complaint at the northeast Edmonton home on Feb. 8 where they found Makaran dead.

In the Lethbridge incident, the 35-year-old victim was found dead inside a home on University Drive. Police said they believe he was targeted and the two were known to one another.

Edmonton police had previously said investigators do not believe the two homicides were linked and both incidents “do not appear to be random.”

A Canada-wide warrant for Dihblawe’s arrest was issued by Edmonton police on Feb. 10 and by Lethbridge police on Feb. 11.


Dhiblawe will be transported to Edmonton later next week, police said.

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