17-year-old in Mississauga charged with murder


Published January 26, 2022 at 10:13 pm

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A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, following a fatal stabbing in Mississauga last night where a 41-year-old died.

Peel Region Police said Wednesday (Jan. 26) that officers took the 17-year-old — who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act — into custody earlier in the evening. He will appear at a bail hearing in a Brampton court on Thursday.

The Peel police stated that they believe this was an unprovoked attack on an innocent victim, who has been identified as 41-year-old Mohamed Ahmed of Mississauga. They are not looking for any further suspects.

“This was a random act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of one of our community,” Peel police Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich, who heads Investigative and Emergency Services, said in a statement.

“Our service offers sincere condolences to Mohamed Ahmed’s family and loved ones and will continue to do everything we can to support them and our community as they grieve.”

On Tuesday, around 6:36 p.m., the police received a call to check on the well-being of a male in the area of Roche Court in the City of Mississauga. The responding officers found Mohamed Ahmed suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was transported to a trauma centre, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) prohibits the release of the name of a person under 18 years old who is charged with a crime. Therefore, the identity of the young person in this investigation cannot be published.

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