Charges laid in fatal Alberta shooting of Newfoundland man
Charges have been laid in the death of a Newfoundland man who was gunned down in broad daylight outside an Edmonton restaurant last summer.
Christian Iyamuremye, 23, is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of an offence in the death of Dale Maloney, 33.
Maloney, originally from Goulds, was shot around 4 p.m. on Aug. 13 behind the Joey Jasper restaurant in the Oliver neighbourhood of Edmonton.
Two men were seen fleeing the scene in a black SUV.
Maloney died several hours later in hospital. Police said that he didn't know his assailants. Edmonton homicide detectives arrested Iyamuremye in Brandon, Manitoba last week.
Det. Scott Jones said that an unusually high number of witnesses, 60 in total, have come forward.
"I think it's the time of day. I think it's the location, the disgust with the randomness and potential for a stray round striking another innocent who was in the area," he said.
Police are seeking another man in the shooting.
They have issued a Canada-wide warrant for Bicco Saidi, 27, on a charge of second-degree murder.