WRPS Make Arrests in Connection to Homicide Investigation

Arrests made

Waterloo Region, Ontario Waterloo Regional Police have arrested two individuals in connection to the fatal shooting of Irshad Sabriye, 20, that occurred in Kitchener. 

On November 26, 2019, at approximately 2:11 a.m., Irshad Sabriye, 20, was fatally shot on the on-ramp in the area of Courtland Avenue and Highway 7/8. Waterloo Regional Police, along with members of the Ontario Provincial Police, responded to the scene.

At approximately 4 a.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Connaught Street in Kitchener. Upon arrival, police located a black, four-door, 2019 Nissan Sentra fully engulfed in flames. The investigation revealed that the homicide and vehicle fire were related. 

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Mohamad Alzarzour, 20, from Kitchener has been charged with Accessory After The Fact to Murder and Arson. 

Additionally, Abdullah Haredo, 24, from Kitchener, has been charged with Manslaughter and Arson. 

Throughout the 10-month extensive investigation, members with the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Major Crime unit, General Detectives, Forensic Identification unit, Cybercrime unit, Criminal Intelligence branch and the Drugs and Firearms unit completed several search warrants at residences in the area of Vanier Drive in Kitchener and Albert Street in Waterloo. 

As a result of the completed warrants, police seized: 

· Two loaded handguns with ammunition and prohibited magazines

· 14 grams of suspected cocaine

· 21 grams of suspected fentanyl

· Prescription pills

· Digital scales

· Drug press and packaging

· Canadian currency

· A motor vehicle seized as offence-related property

Hamzah Jama, 20, from Cambridge and Anwar Sabrie, 21, from Waterloo have been arrested and are jointly charged with the following offences:

· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule I (fentanyl)

· Two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm

· Two counts of Possession of a Restricted Firearm with ammunition

· Two counts of Careless Storage of Firearm

· Two counts of Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

· Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device

As well, arrest warrants have been issued for Abdullahi Mohamed, 20, from Waterloo, and Endret Grainca, 19, from Kitchener in relation to firearm and drug offences. Police encourage both males to seek legal counsel and turn themselves in.

Mr. Alzazour and Mr. Haredo are the only individuals currently charged in relation to the homicide of Mr. Sabriye; however, police believe there are others who may have been involved in the fatal shooting. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com

Media Inquiries:

André Johnson


Public Information Officer, Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service



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