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Homicide #52/2018 and Homicide #6/2019,
Man arrested,
Ibrahim Khiar, 33

Broadcast time: 20:55
Wednesday, February 20, 2019


The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance with an arrest made in two homicide investigations.

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 10:28 p.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting in the Kensington Market area.

Officers attended and found four people with gunshot wounds and varying degrees of injury. One man was taken to hospital via emergency run.

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Marcel Teme, 19, of Toronto, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The above is Homicide #52/2018.

On Friday, February 8, 2019, at 1:54 a.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting at 366 Queen Street East.

See previous release.

The above is Homicide #6/2019.

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Ibrahim Khiar, 33, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

For Homicide #52/2018:

1. Second Degree Murder
2. Three counts of Discharge Firearm Endanger Life

For Homicide #6/2019:

1. First Degree Murder

In addition, the accused was allegedly in possession of a firearm at the time of the arrest. He is further charged with:

1. Careless Storage of a Firearm
2. Careless Storage of Ammunition
3. Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
4. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
5. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Loaded Firearm
6. Possess Prohibited Device Knowing No Authority
7. Possess Firearm with Altered Serial Number
8. Carry Concealed Weapon
9. Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Old City Hall, room 101, at 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Stephen Matthews, Homicide