Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wanted man living it up at resort

Wanted man living it up at resort 12
Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:28:56 EDT AM

OTTAWA - Photos of a man police say is on the run and wanted in the
shooting death of a 16-year-old Ottawa man surfaced online Friday
showing him vacationing in Cuba, QMI Agency has discovered.

But shortly after QMI Agency found the photos of Mohamed Wehbe they
mysteriously disappeared.

On Friday, a man calling himself Khalid Wehbe posted photos of Mohamed
Wehbe shortly after 5:14 a.m. on his Facebook page -- though it is not
clear whether the pictures were taken recently.

It is also unclear whether Mohamed Wehbe, who has a Canada-wide warrant
out for his arrest, remains in Cuba.

After QMI Agency contacted Khalid Wehbe, through Facebook, the photos
were promptly removed and later in the day his profile was deleted

The images show the two Wehbes together along with other young men and
women posing at what Khalid Wehbe describes as the "Havana Resort."
Several show them posing with imaginary guns.

Yazdan Ghiasvand Ghiasi was shot through the heart in a Dec. 6, 2010
drug deal gone wrong.

Mohamed Wehbe, 18, of Ottawa is facing a charge of second-degree murder
in the killing but cops have no idea where he is. Investigators say they
believe he might have fled the country.

Police say Mohamed Wehbe is the suspected shooter.

When contacted in December, Wehbe's mother said police had been in
contact about Ghiasi's death but seemed unaware her son was alleged to
be involved in his murder.

"I just know he went (on) vacation," she said.

"I don't know nothing," she said when pressed for more information.

Three other men were charged in relation to the murder.

Abdulhamid Wehbe faces a charge of second-degree murder while Zakaria
Dourhnou, 18, pleaded guilty to attempting to obstruct justice and
breach of probation. He was sentenced to a year in jail and three years
of probation in April.

The third man, Khaled Wehbe, remains out on bail after he was charged
with being an accessory after the fact.

Police say Ghiasi was a small-time pot dealer and a quarrel over it left
the Notre Dame High School athlete dead on a sidewalk outside 340 Booth St.

Cops on Friday said there were no updates on their pursuit of Mohamed
Wehbe other than "it's still under investigation."

Mohamed Wehbe is described as 6-feet tall, 126 lbs. with dark hair and
of Middle-Eastern descent.

Anyone who knows Wehbe's whereabouts, or has any information, should
contact police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493, or Crime Stoppers at

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