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Man found in truck in north Edmonton was shot to death: police

An autopsy confirmed that a man in his 30s whose body was found in a truck in north Edmonton on Tuesday was shot to death.

In an update Thursday, the police identified the man as 32-year-old Mohamed Abdi and said his death was homicide.

Early Tuesday morning — at around 1:30 a.m. — officers responded to calls about gunshots near 94th Street and 145th Avenue.

They found a man dead in the driver’s seat of a black truck. Witnesses described seeing a white pickup truck leaving the area, police said. A white GMC was later found on fire several blocks away near 106th Street and 155th Avenue.

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Investigators said Thursday that the white truck was stolen on March 18. They’re asking anyone who saw the truck between March 18 and April 2 to contact police.

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Police are also asking that anyone with video from the area of 94th Street and 145th Avenue between 1 a.m. and 1:40 a.m. or from 106th Street and 155th Avenue between 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. to contact them at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.

Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Edmonton police officers responded to calls about gunshots near 94th Street and 145th Avenue on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Courtesy/Edmonton police
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Edmonton police are investigating a homicide involving a truck like this in north Edmonton on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

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