Man with ties to Hay River and Yellowknife wanted for murder in Edmonton

Amin Yussuf photo courtesy of Edmonton police

Edmonton police say a man with ties to Hay River and Yellowknife is wanted for murder in Edmonton.

According to an Edmonton police news release, their Homicide Section is looking for Amin Yussuf, 29, who remains wanted on Canada-wide warrants in connection to the shooting death of 26-year-old Abubeker Gemechu Abduraman on March 24, of last year.

Police say on that date they found a man deceased inside a nightclub.

Two other individuals were also shot and sustained non-life-threatening wounds in the shooting, police stated.

Yussuf is wanted for first-degree murder, attempted murder and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Police say he is also known by the following aliases: Abdirizak Yussuf, Craig Yussuf, Mohemed Yussuf, Mohemed Mohamed and Mohammed Farrah.

They also say Yussuf has connections to Yellowknife and Hay River as well as Edmonton, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Toronto.

He is described as a black male, with brown eyes and black hair.

He is six feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

Police say Yussuf is considered armed and dangerous, and therefore should not be approached.

Edmonton police say they have partnered with the Bolo (Be On the Lookout) Program to complement police efforts in locating Yussuf.

The Bolo Program amplifies police requests for public assistance on most wanted cases, focusing on the most serious criminal offences.

An Edmonton police spokesperson said Mounties in the NWT are aware of the suspect and are helping in the investigation.

Edmonton police say that in cooperation with the Crime Stoppers Association of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, the Bolo Program offers a reward up to $50,000 for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

This reward is only available until July 21, 2020.

Investigators are urging anyone with information regarding Yussuf’s whereabouts to contact the EPS directly 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


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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.