Canada-wide warrant issued after man shot in Edmonton alley

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a man wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred on June 12 in Edmonton.

Around 6:30 p.m. that day, police found a 21-year-old man dead in an alley near Allard Boulevard and Arthurs Crescent SW.

He was identified as Osama Ali.

An autopsy determined he died from gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

An alley between Allard Link and Arthurs Crescent in southwest Edmonton where the body of a man was found on Monday, June 12, 2023.


On September 12, a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for Joseph Chlala, 22, for second-degree murder.

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“We are releasing images of Chlala in an effort to locate him in connection with the murder of Mr. Osama Ali,” said Acting Staff Sgt. Jared Buehler.

“While he could be anywhere, we understand he has connections in Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa, so we are asking citizens to keep a close eye on him.”

“We believe Chlala has access to weapons, so citizens are reminded not to approach her if seen, but to contact the police immediately.”

On September 12, homicide detectives requested a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Joseph Chlala, 22, for second-degree murder.

Provided: Edmonton Police

Chlala is described as 165 centimeters (five feet five inches) tall, with a heavy build, brown hair and green eyes.

Homicide investigators believe Chlala and Ali knew each other.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Chlala is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a cell phone. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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Edmonton homicide detectives have requested a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Joseph Chlala, 22, for second-degree murder in a June 12 shooting.


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