Arrest made in Nepean shooting investigation

NEPEAN – The Ottawa Police Service’s (OPS) Guns and Gangs Unit charged a man in relation to a Remembrance Day shooting near McWatters Road and Lisa Avenue.

“At approximately 9:20 a.m., a male suspect shot at a vehicle that was stopped on McWatters Road at Lisa Avenue,” the OPS released in a statement about the Nov. 11 shooting. “The suspect then fled the area in another vehicle. The vehicle sustained damage and no one was injured.”

Investigators identified the suspect as Muhidiin Ahmed Farrah, 34-years-old of Saskatoon. He was arrested in Saskatoon on a Canada wide warrant on Jan. 27, and returned to Ottawa yesterday.

The Guns and Gangs Unit charged Ahmed Farrah with:
•       Discharging a restricted firearm or a prohibited firearm with intent
•       Pointing a firearm
•       Careless use of a firearm
•       Possession of an unregistered restricted weapon
•       Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
•       Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
•       Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime
•       Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order

He is scheduled to appear in court today.