Third arrest made in 2017 Scarborough homicide; fourth suspect remains outstanding

A man who was shot in Oakwood Village on Monday afternoon has now been charged in connection with a fatal shooting last year.

Its alleged on April 15, 2017, two men approached three others outside a townhouse complex near Victoria Park and Finch avenues, and began shooting at them.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and police realized he was wanted in connection with Farahs murder.

They arrested the man, 24-year-old Shaquan McLean, and charged him with three counts of attempted murder.

Last year, Taufiq Stanley, 20, and Trevor Barnette, 25, both of Toronto, were arrested and charged in connection with Farah’s murder.

Stanley was charged with first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and a number of firearms-related charges. Barnett was charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Investigators are still looking for Alexander Fountain, 24, who is wanted for first-degree murder in Farahs death, as well as three counts of attempted murder.

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More than a year after Samatar Farah was killed in what police have called a senseless shooting outside a Scarborough housing complex, a third arrest has been made in the case.

Farah was shot and killed on Chester Le Boulevard, near Finch Avenue East, in the early morning hours of April 15, 2017.

Police believe the 24-year-old was murdered as part of an ongoing feud between residents of two adjacent housing complexes.

At the time, investigators said the perpetrators were from nearby Parma Court housing complex and likely visited Chester Le to exact some sort of vengeance for some perceived slight.

His untimely death stunned his family, who said he was months away from graduation and adored for his genuine, kind-hearted nature.

By June of the same year, police executed 11 different search warrants in Toronto, Scarborough and Ottawa which resulted in the arrest of two suspects.

A fourth suspect, identified as 24-year-old Alexander Fountain, is still wanted on the strength of a warrant for first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Fountain became the focus of a new Toronto police pilot project in May aimed at spreading the word about outstanding suspects through public awareness campaigns.

The program, dubbed BOLO, is short for Be On the Lookout and utilized both social media accounts and simpler tactics like T-shirts and flyers with the names and photos of suspects.

Police would like to remind members of the public that providing assistance to Alexander Fountain is an offence under the Criminal Code and police will seek the prosecution of anyone who provides assistance to him to evade arrest, police wrote in a news release.

Anyone with information about Fountains whereabouts is being asked to call Toronto police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.