Toronto, Canada – Toronto Rapper Top5 is still on the run as police search for the drill rhymer — born Hassan Ali — who remains on the run after being wanted on murder charges since May. Toronto Police Service is asking for public assistance in locating Top5’s whereabouts as they have reason to believe he’s traveled to Kelowna and Calgary, according to CTVNews.
Top5’s charges were upgraded to first-degree murder for his alleged role in connection to the January 31 North York shooting of 20-year-old Hashim Omar Hashi. Hashi was shot multiple times entering a North York parking garage the night of January 31 and died at the scene.
Top5’s social media accounts have remained active while he’s on the run. He posted a Father’s Day Instagram Story with his location tagged in Vaughan, Ontario, so he doesn’t seem too worried.
“Investigators believe he has traveled to Kelowna and Calgary and is urging anyone with information to contact police,” police said in a statement. “No matter how insignificant the information may seem, all tips are important and could be key to the investigation.”
The 22-year-old was arrested in February on charges for accessory after the fact to murder, two counts of failing to comply with probation and multiple drug-related charges. He was granted bond in May just prior to his charges being upgraded and him being labeled as a wanted man.
During a February news conference following Hashi’s murder, a youth counselor spoke fondly of his time knowing the slain 20-year-old. He described Hasi as “an amazing, beautiful soul.”
“What I remember most about him was that he was an amazing, beautiful soul,” he said. “He was always smiling and eternally filled with joy. He would be one of the first to wake up in the morning and try to set everyone up for that day.”