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Man arrested in connection with separate murders in 2018 and 2019

Last Updated Feb 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm EDT

Police arrested Ibrahim Khiar, 33, on Feb. 20, 2019, in connection with two separate murders in 2018 and 2019. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

A 33-year-old man is facing two counts of murder related to separate shootings that took place more than six months apart.

Ibrahim Khiar was arrested on Wednesday, charged with second-degree murder in a href=”https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/07/07/police-identify-victim-kensington-market-shooting/”>a shooting that sent four people to hospital in the city’s bustling Kensington Market neighbourhood last Canada Day.

One of those injured, 19-year-old Marcel Teme, died in hospital three days later.

Police say Khiar is also charged with first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Jaunoi Christian, who was gunned down while standing in the doorway of a nightclub on Queen Street East, just east of Parliament Street in the early morning hours of Feb. 8.

Khiar also faces a slew of weapons charges in connection to both cases.