A suspect was charged on Wednesday in connection with the criminal investigation into the fatal shooting of a man that wounded a second person near the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Ibrahim Zubair, a 41-year-old resident of a Toronto community whose name had not previously been known, was charged with one count of second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of having a weapon dangerous to the public, according to Toronto Police Services.
The killing happened early Tuesday when a man approached a marked police vehicle and fired shots before fleeing the scene. The accused then fled to nearby Masonville Place, a transit hub, where he was arrested. Police said a male and female were wounded in the shooting, and a gun was recovered.
Police said further details of the investigation will be released when the suspect’s formal charge and bail application are set.
The killing comes amid a debate in Toronto about whether police should patrol a downtown street on the same level as businesses, according to the Canadian Press. This issue has had the approval of Police Chief Mark Saunders, who said that “traditional officers” do not have the resources to patrol several nearby locations on the same level as businesses.
The shooting victim, 42-year-old Warren “Trey” Dean, died in hospital, according to Toronto police and the Associated Press.