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Mississauga man charged with murder of aspiring rapper

Last Updated Jan 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm EST

Malique Ellis, 21, was shot and killed in Scarborough on Dec. 3, 2017. HANDOUT

A 24-year-old Mississauga man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an aspiring rapper from Toronto.

Toronto police say a man walked into an apartment building on Eglinton Avenue East, near Markham Road, just before 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2017. It’s alleged he made his way up to the third floor and shot Malique Ellis, 21, several times.

Ellis — also known as emerging artist Lil Mell — died at the scene.

On Thursday, detectives arrested Henok Mebratu and charged him with first-degree murder.

He was due in court on Friday morning.