Two men have been arrested and warrants are out for two others in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man in April.
Samatar Farah was found dead in the parking lot of a townhouse complex on Chester Le Boulevard, near Finch and Victoria Park avenues, on April 15 — several hours after police were called to the area for reports of gunfire.
According to police, the victim and two other people were standing outside Farah’s when two suspects approached and began shooting. The two suspects fled the area in a vehicle occupied by two other male suspects.
Farah’s body was found several hours later by a neighbourhood resident.
Det. Jason Shankaran said the victim was targeted simply because of where he lived.
“It is alleged that these shootings are as a result of an ongoing feud between persons residing in the Parma Court housing complex (near Eglinton and Victoria Park) and those residing in the Chester Le neighbourhood,” he explained.
Friends and family have described Farah as a nice and loving guy who was always happy.
“The family of Samatar Farah have been devastated by this loss and by this senseless crime.”
On Thursday, 11 search warrants were executed in Toronto and Ottawa. As a result, Taufiq Stanley, 20, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and a number of firearms-related charges.
Trevor Barnett, 25, of Toronto, was also arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder.
Police are now searching for two other suspects.
Alexander Fountain, 23, of Toronto is wanted for first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.
Shaquan McLean, 23, of Toronto is wanted for three counts of attempted murder.
Police said Fountain and McLean are considered armed and dangerous.
“Anyone assisting Mr. Fountain or Mr. McLean in avoiding arrest or destroying potential evidence will be charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder,” Det. Shankaran explained.
All four men are associated with the Parma Court housing complex.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.