Man, 33, charged in connection with two separate Toronto homicides
Kayla Goodfield, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:07PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:07PM EST
Toronto police have charged a 33-year-old man in connection with two separate homicides.
The first of the two fatal shootings happened in Kensington Market on July 1, 2018. The second was in the city’s east end on Feb. 8, 2019.
Last summer, emergency crews responded to reports of shots fired at around 10:30 p.m. near College Street and Augusta Avenue.
Police said they located four people suffering from gunshot wounds at the time. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries on July 4, 2018. He was later identified as 19-year-old Marcel Teme.
Following the shooting, an arrest warrant was issued for a suspect identified as Ibrahim Khiar in connection with the case.
About seven months later, officers responded to a shooting near Queen and Parliament streets at around 2 a.m.
Police said they located a man suffering from gunshot wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was later identified as 24-year-old Jaunoi Christian, of Brampton.
Khiar was arrested in connection with both fatal shootings on Wednesday.
He is now facing one count of second-degree murder and three counts of discharging a firearm endangering life in the 2018 shooting. In the 2019 shooting, he is facing one count of first-degree murder.
In addition, Khiar was allegedly in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest – subsequently he is facing an additional nine charges, including carless storage of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a loaded prohibited firearm.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday at 10 a.m.