GTA murder, kidnapping suspect arrested in Timmins

By the canadian press and news staff

A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Toronto last year and a kidnapping in Brampton in March has been arrested in Timmins.

Police 21-year-old Kwami Garwood, who was also wanted for murder in Toronto, is now facing charges including first-degree murder and assault.

Garwood was charged on Tuesday in relation to the shooting last July that took the life of 43-year-old Andre Charles.

He was arrested by police in Timmins on May 7 as part of a separate drug investigation.

Garwood was also wanted in the alleged kidnapping of 23-year-old Saline Ouk in Brampton at the end of March.

Police have said Ouk was previously in a relationship with Garwood but they are now estranged.

Police say they were called to a Brampton home in the early hours of March 28 on reports of a man banging on the front door and screaming for a person inside to come out.

They say the suspect drove away with a woman in the vehicle.

The vehicle was found empty shortly afterwards, and the woman — who was injured — managed to escape and took a taxi to a police station the following night.

Garwood is facing several charges in connection with that incident, including kidnapping, forcible confinement and aggravated assault.

“This arrest has been ten months in the making and we are extremely thankful for the diligent work of our colleagues at Timmins Police Service and OPP who were able to secure Garwood and immediately alert us,” said Det.-Sgt. Keri Fernandes from the Toronto Police Homicide Unit.

Garwood is set to appear in court on Wednesday.

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