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BC police arrest murder suspect with ties to the NWT


RCMP in Coquitlam, British Columbia, have arrested a man with ties to the Northwest Territories who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of another man in Edmonton.

Edmonton police had previously issued a public plea for help tracing Amin Yussuf, 30, in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Abubeker Gemechu Abduraman in March 2019 at Xhale Lounge.

Two other individuals were also shot in the incident, sustaining injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

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At the time, police said Yussuf had ties to Yellowknife and Hay River. 

In a news release on Wednesday, the Edmonton Police Service said Yussuf was arrested on February 26 after Coquitlam RCMP responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. 

A $50,000 reward had been offered for information leading to Yussuf’s arrest. Police said since he was not apprehended through a tip, no financial reward will be granted. 

Yussuf is facing charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder with a firearm, and unauthorized possession of a firearm. The charges have not been proven in court.

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Yussuf was transported from BC to Edmonton on Wednesday morning.

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