VIDEO: Reward Issued in Hunt for Suspect in 2007 Windsor Murder
The hunt for a wanted murder suspect in Windsor is stepping up with a partnership with a national group.
36-year-old Mohamud Hagi is wanted for the December 2007 shooting death of Luis Acosta-Escobar.
He was gunned down outside a Pelissier Street bar while trying to intervene in a fight.
Hagi fled Windsor in a cab and has not been seen since by police.
Deputy Police Chief Brad Hill says the investigation was his last before leaving Major Crimes.
He says the message to the suspect is clear.
Maxime Langlois of the BOLO program, Windsor Police Headquarters, April 16, 2019 (by AM800's Peter Langille)
"You are a 36-year-old man and there is only one right thing to do at this point. Pick up the phone, phone a lawyer and turn yourself in to the nearest police service. Our goal with the amplification program is to have everyone in Canada, particularly in the Somali community, look around and be aware of Mohamud Hagi and find him"
Dep. Hill explains the partnership with the BOLO program will boost the hunt for the man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
"The Windsor Police Services Board currently has an active $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Mohamud Hagi. The BOLO Program amplification campaign is offering an additional $50,000 reward available until October 16, 2019 for information leading to the arrest of Mohamud Hagi)
Maxime Langlois with the BOLO Program says they'll spread the message widely to make sure the suspect is found.
"Simply put we make sure Canadians get to see these priority most-wanted notices so they can play their role in public safety. And we do this by reaching them at the right time at the right place and by using the right innovative means"
The BOLO - or Be On The Lookout - program will spread the reward information through social media and traditional media with a focus on the Canadian Somali community.