Ottawa police seek owner of white Malibu after Marwan Arab homicide
Car photographed running red light minutes after Marwan Arab was shot to death nearby, police say
Ottawa police are asking for the public's help to find a white Chevrolet Malibu and its owner after the car was seen leaving the area where Marwan Arab was shot to death in January.
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The car was photographed by a red light camera as it blew through the intersection of Iris Street and Woodroffe Avenue on Jan. 31, 2016.
Minutes earlier, at about 5:30 p.m., 20-year-old Arab was shot in the chest at Shifa Restaurant on Cobden Road, a short distance away from Iris and Woodroffe.
Arab's 22-year-old cousin, Ayyub Arab, was also shot but survived.
It was the city's sixth shooting and second homicide of 2016.
Anyone with information about the Malibu and/or its owner are asked to call the Ottawa police major crimes unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).