The victim, Karolina Huebner-Makurat, was 44 years old. She was the mother of two children. (File photo)
Detective Marsman adds that Ahmed Ali was known to the police, without wanting to give more details. He is the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Investigators believe a theft linked to Drugs or money or both are believed to be the cause of the shooting between three men, which occurred in the middle of lunch hour.
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Police arrested the other two suspects last year: Damian Hudson, 32, who is charged with second-degree murder, and Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim, 20, who is charged with manslaughter, theft and violating the conditions of his probation.
Police also apprehended an employee of the neighborhood supervised injection center, who was accused of complicity after the fact, in particular.
Nigel Fick, co-owner of a Leslieville sports store, is pleased to see that a third suspect has been identified. However, he says authorities are turning a deaf ear to the impact on the neighborhood of a supervised injection center. He says nothing has changed since the fatal shooting.
He says he was the victim of four break-ins, including two which were perpetrated by users of the injection center, which is “poorly managed”, he maintains.
Children walk next to syringes every day. Impaired people shout at passersby. Businesses are in danger. A woman was killed. What more do you need?
A quote from Nigel Fick, a trader in Leslieville
Police officers did not comment on Wednesday , the possibility of a link between the injection center and the shooting.
Allen Malloy, another Leslieville merchant, says that the crime rate had been rising in the neighborhood for several years before the shooting. There were break-ins in several businesses, he said, without pointing the finger at the injection center. He adds that security has been reinforced there since the events of last July.
With information provided by Andréane Williams< /p>