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Oakwood Village shooting victim charged in connection with 2017 murder

Samatar Farah, 24, was killed in a shooting on Chester Le Boulevard in Toronto on April 15, 2017. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

A man who was shot in Oakwood Village on Monday afternoon has now been charged in connection with a fatal shooting last year.

It’s alleged on April 15, 2017, two men approached three others outside a townhouse complex near Victoria Park and Finch avenues, and began shooting at them.

One of the three men, 24-year-old Samatar Farah, of Toronto, was shot and died at the scene.

The suspects fled in a vehicle with two other men inside.

Then, around 4 p.m. Monday, a man was shot near Eglinton and Oakwood avenues.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and police realized he was wanted in connection with Farah’s murder.

They arrested the man, 24-year-old Shaquan McLean, and charged him with three counts of attempted murder.

Last year, Taufiq Stanley, 20, and Trevor Barnette, 25, both of Toronto, were arrested and charged in connection with Farah’s murder.

Stanley was charged with first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and a number of firearms-related charges. Barnett was charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Investigators are still looking for Alexander Fountain, 24, who is wanted for first-degree murder in Farah’s death, as well as three counts of attempted murder.

Alexander Fountain, 24, is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Samatar Farah, 24, on April 15, 2017. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service
Alexander Fountain, 24, is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Samatar Farah, 24, on April 15, 2017. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

 


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