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Suspect in 2011 Brampton banquet hall murder arrested

Peel police have made a fifth arrest after a man was shot dead at a Brampton banquet hall almost exactly a year ago.

Police say Good Samaritan Kearn Nedd, 28, was killed while trying to stop an armed robbery at a poker tournament at Rozz Banquet Hall — near Dixie Road and Highway 407 — on the afternoon of April 16, 2011.

Marcus Alexis, 19, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Friday afternoon in North York. Peel police had earlier issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.

“Grassroots, dogged, police work allowed our investigators to identify this man,” Peel police Sgt. Pete Brandwood told CityNews.

“With the assistance and cooperation of Toronto police in 12 Division, our investigators were able to locate and arrest the man without incident.”

Alexis will appear in court for a bail hearing Saturday.

Peel police have already arrested four other people in connection with Nedd’s death, including a 15-year-old who was charged with second-degree murder.

Brandwood said other arrests are “anticipated” and that several people may have been involved in planning the robbery.