Crime & Court Video

VIDEO: Edmonton Police seeking to identify two people in video from homicide scene

EDMONTON – Edmonton Police Investigators are releasing two video clips from the scene of a homicide that occurred downtown on Tuesday.

The surveillance footage shows two people running from the area of 109 Street and 109 Avenue immediately after a homicide occurred on Dec. 8, 2020 at approximately 3 p.m. The two ran southbound in the alley east of 109 Street, towards 109 Avenue. They crossed 109 Avenue over to 108 Street and continued southbound. Several vehicles on 109 Avenue and 108 Street drove past them.

Path travelled by individuals in video

One of the individuals was wearing a distinctive yellow and orange safety vest, orange headwear, a dark-colored shirt, dark pants and dark footwear. The other individual was wearing a dark jacket, gray pants with dark stripes down the leg and dark footwear.

Police are looking to speak with the two individuals, and are asking anyone who witnessed them, or who may be able to identify them, to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

At about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, Downtown Division officers responded to a weapons complaint in the area of 109 Street and 109 Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying injured in the street. Paramedics responded to the scene, but the man was pronounced deceased on scene.

An autopsy completed on Dec. 9 confirmed that Mahad Bashir Farah, 25, died as a result of a gunshot wound, and his death was deemed a homicide.