Shooting victim was driving with assailant before he died: police
Abdulaziz Farah is seen in this undated photo. Police found Farah's body on Sept. 8, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Toronto Police)
Published Sunday, September 9, 2012 5:19PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 9, 2012 9:15PM EDT
Police believe the victim of a deadly shooting in Scarborough was driving with his assailant shortly before he was killed.
Police told reporters that 28-year-old Abdulaziz Farah died after a “violent encounter” ensued in his car, with the perpetrator fleeing the scene in his vehicle.
Farah was discovered by police outside a home on Fawcett Trail near Morningside and Mclevin Avenues at around 12:40 a.m. Saturday.
Det. Omar Kahn told reporters that police located Farah’s vehicle, a black Acura with the licence plate “BMEP115” on Sunday afternoon in a parking lot near Kingston Road and Port Union Road in the east end of the city.
Earlier, police had sought out the vehicle after it was seen fleeing the scene of the shooting. Officers determined the vehicle belonged to Farah.
Kahn said Farah was known to police, but there is no indication that the incident was gang-related.
Kahn said there may have been more than one assailant, and urged them to “contact their lawyers” and “turn themselves into police.”
Kahn asked for anyone with information on who Farah may have been with late Friday evening, just before the shooting, to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7385.