Shot fired into car full of women outside nightclub nets multiple charges for Calgary man
Suspect fled after opening fire, followed closely by a tactical unit officer who happened to be nearby
CBC News, Jun 26, 2017 (thanks to Mark):
Calgary police arrested and charged a 32-year-old Calgary man with a shooting early on Sunday morning. (David Bell/CBC)
A Calgary man has been charged following a shooting early on Sunday morning.
The incident took place in the 1100 block of 10th Avenue S.W. around 1 a.m. Four women left a nightclub, got into a nearby car and ended up in a verbal confrontation with man who was standing with a group of people in the parking lot, according to police.
That man allegedly opened fire on the car before fleeing.
The bullet entered the car and lodged in the front passenger seat, police said. No one was injured.
The fleeing suspect was followed by an on-duty Calgary police tactical unit member who happened to be in the area.
“The officer followed the accused from the scene and was able to challenge the suspect a short distance away,” said police in a news release. “The man was taken into custody without further incident.”
Police said they found a handgun near where the suspect, identified as Mohamed A-Kadir Abukar, was arrested.
The 32-year-old has been charged with one count each of:
- Discharge of a firearm with intent.
- Discharge of a firearm.
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.
- Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition.
Abukar has also been charged with four counts of breach of prohibition order for possession of firearms.