KANATA – Ottawa police arrested a man wanted for a 2015 attempted murder in a Kanata residence filled with drugs and weapons yesterday (Jan. 4).
“On Saturday Jan. 4 the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Catamount Court in Kanata,” the OPS released in a statement today (Jan. 5). “As a result two Ottawa men, Ali Mohamud-Mohamed, 27, and Ibrahim El-Zaylaa, 23, face numerous drug related charges based on the seizure of fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine and a variety of pills. Also seized was a replica firearm and 9 mm ammunition.”
A third Ottawa man, Adil Omer, 33, was found in the home and arrested on an outstanding warrant for a 2015 attempted murder.
Mohamud-Mohamed and Omer will appear in court today. El-Zaylaa was released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.
Charges for Mohamud-Mohamed and Ibrahim El-Zaylaa include:
- Possession of schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking x5
- Possession of schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking x1
- Possession of proceeds crime x 2
Omer is facing an attempted murder charge stemming from a gang-related shooting on Nov. 21, 2015 at Montreal Road and Bradley Street.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2015, the OPS responded to a shooting at Montreal Road and Bradley Street. When uniformed officers arrived, they located a male victim who had been shot in the lower leg.
“Further investigation revealed an unidentified black male, in his early 20s and wearing a suit, had fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic handgun at the victim while he was trying to run away,” the OPS said at the time. “The male victim, who is known to the Guns and Gangs Unit, was hit at least once. The victim is not cooperating with investigators and the shooting is believed to be gang related.”
Anyone with information on drug trafficking can speak to an investigator by calling 613-236-1222 ext. 5080. Anonymous information can also be provided through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.