Sunday, February 25, 2024

Owen Sound Restaurant Owner Dies After Brutal Beating, OS Police & OPP Investigating Homicide

The Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is assisting Owen Sound Police Service (OSPS) with a homicide investigation in the City of Owen Sound.

On August 17, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m., OSPS members responded to an assault in the 900-block of 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound. On August 24, 2023, Sharifur Rahman, 44-years-of-age from Owen Sound, died from his injuries.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating three suspects, who are described as: 

  • Male, Caucasian, 5’10”- 6’2″ tall, medium build with short dark hair, wearing a light blue t-shirt, black shorts and black running shoes, mid-twenties to mid-thirties in age.
  • Male, Caucasian, 5’10”- 6’2″ tall, medium build with short brown hair which is longer on top, wearing an orange t-shirt, black shorts and black running shoes, mid-twenties to mid-thirties in age.
  • Male, Caucasian, curly hair wearing shorts and a t-shirt, late forties to mid-fifties in age.

The suspect vehicle is similar to a grey or blue 2000’s model Ford Escape or Mazda Tribute.

Two of the suspects fled southbound on 2nd Avenue East towards 9th Street East and continued eastbound on 9th Street East. 

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have observed the suspects and who may have video surveillance from 8:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on August 17, 2023.

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and involves members of the OSPS, OSPS Crime unit, OPP West Region Crime Unit, OSPS and OPP Forensic Identification Services and the OPP Regional Support Team, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. 

If you have information that might assist the investigation, please call Owen Sound Police Service at 519-376-1234. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at https://crimestop-gb.org/. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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