Man shot dead by Winnipeg police was person of interest in death of missing B.C. trucker

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Police successful Winnipeg opportunity a man changeable dormant during a Thursday hostage standoff was besides a personification of liking successful nan decease of a missing B.C. trucker.

Farah Mohamud, 34, was recovered dormant Tuesday successful a fifth-floor portion astatine an flat building connected Furby Street successful southwest Winnipeg.

He had completed a transportation to Manitoba 4 days earlier, and was reported missing erstwhile his family became concerned he’d grounded to prime up a return shipment.

On Thursday, dozens of constabulary descended connected nan aforesaid building wherever a man had barricaded himself into a third-floor portion pinch 4 hostages, including a three-year-old child.

A missing poster for Farah Ali Mohamud. Somali Canadian Education and Rural Development Organization / Facebook

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The incident ended pinch constabulary fatally shooting nan fishy aft 3 of nan hostages had escaped aliases been released.

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“The antheral is known to us, he was a 52-year-old male, he had an extended criminal grounds for unit and weapons offences, and he was connected a fewer weapons prohibitions astatine nan clip of this event,” Winnipeg Police Service Cheif Const. Danny Smyth told a property conference.

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Mohamud, a begetter of three, hailed from Delta, B.C.

Police person yet to merchandise immoderate specifications astir a imaginable motive successful his death.

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