Windsor police have launched a manhunt for a 24-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the fatal weekend shooting of a young father.
Mohamud Abukar Hagi is wanted for first-degree murder, and is believed to be armed and dangerous, possibly hiding in Windsor, Toronto or the Kitchener area, police said Sunday.
Officers say that Luis Acosta-Escobar, a 20-year-old father of a young child, was gunned down around 4:30 a.m. Saturday after a fight broke out near The Box Office bar in downtown Windsor.
Police say that after a fight broke out, Mr. Escobar was shot in the chest, and as he tried to flee on foot was shot again in the back. Mr. Escobar later died in hospital.
Portions of the shooting were caught on video, officers said.
Police say that at least three other shootings have taken place in the same general vicinity over the past few years.