Ottawa police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting near Little Italy that occurred in January. The suspect apprehended is now in custody, facing charges of accessory after the fact to murder. Meanwhile, another suspect wanted for first-degree murder, Gibriil Bakal, is still at large.
The shooting took place on January 29 in the 100 block of Champagne Avenue S. The victim, identified as 33-year-old Jama Roble, sadly succumbed to his injuries on January 8. The Ottawa Police Service has since launched a homicide investigation into the incident.
The recently arrested individual, a 28-year-old man from Ottawa, was taken into custody on Friday evening. He appeared in court the following day and has been remanded into custody. However, the search for Bakal, a 29-year-old man from Edmonton, Alberta, continues.
Described as approximately six-feet-one-inch tall and weighing about 190 pounds, Bakal remains a person of interest in the ongoing investigation. Ottawa police are urging anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to come forward.
The Ottawa Police Service has been working diligently to solve this case and bring justice to the victim and his family. With one suspect now in custody, authorities are hopeful that they are one step closer to finding Bakal and holding him accountable for his alleged involvement in this tragic incident.
Residents of Ottawa and the surrounding areas are urged to remain vigilant and report any information they may have that could aid in the apprehension of Bakal. The police are committed to ensuring the safety and security of the community, and they rely on the support of the public to assist in their investigations.
The shooting near Little Italy has shaken the local community, and the search for the remaining suspect has heightened concerns. As the investigation progresses, the Ottawa Police Service will continue to provide updates and work tirelessly to bring closure to this devastating crime.
Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Ottawa Police Service or Crime Stoppers anonymously. Together, we can help bring justice to the victim and ensure the safety of our community.