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Second suspect arrested in murder of 14-year-old Mississauga boy

Last Updated Dec 8, 2018 at 10:31 pm EDT

Police say two men are in custody in connection with the murder of a young teenage boy in Mississauga.

Around 8 a.m. Friday, a passerby found the body of the 14-year-old boy in Meadow Park, near the QEW and Southdown Road.

Police have identified the boy as Riley Driver-Martin. Friends have confirmed to CityNews he was a student at Clarkson Secondary School.

The same day, police arrested Nicholas Mahabir of Mississauga and charged him with second-degree murder.

He appeared briefly in court Saturday and the case was adjourned until next Wednesday.

On Saturday, police issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Mark Mahabir, wanted for second-degree murder as well. Mahabir is the brother of Nicholas Mahabir.

Peel police Cst. Akhil Mooken said the 20-year-old turned himself in to police around 7 p.m. He is scheduled to make a court appearance Sunday morning in Brampton.

Police have yet to reveal an possible motive for the killing. All they will say is that they believe this to be an isolated incident and would not comment on whether this was a random or targeted attack. A source told CityNews Riley-Driver and Mahabir knew each other.

Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with surveillance video to call them.

The Peel District School Board said Clarkson Secondary School will hold regular classes Monday and grief counsellors will be available.