VAUGHAN, Ont.: Dark-skinned man wanted after deadly shooting at Vaughan cafe

Police release new images of suspect in Vaughan cafe shooting

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New images of a suspect in a deadly shooting at a Vaughan, Ont., cafe on June 24, 2015 have been released.

New images of a suspect in a deadly shooting at a Vaughan, Ont., cafe on June 24, 2015 have been released.

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TORONTO — New images of a man wanted after a deadly shooting at a Vaughan cafe have been released by police.

The brazen attack Wednesday morning at Moka Cafe, near Islington Avenue and Highway 7, left two people dead and two others wounded. One person remains in critical condition.

Maria Voci, 47, and Christopher De Simone, 24, both from Vaughan, were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies on the victims confirmed both died of the gunshot wounds sustained in the attack.

READ MORE: Police seek witnesses after 2 dead, 2 injured in Vaughan café shooting

Voci was a mother of three and worked at the cafe. One of the men who was injured in the attack was Rocco Di Paola, a businessman who was a Toronto mayoral candidate in last year’s election.

Police issue arrest warrant for Muhab Sultanaly Sultan in shooting death of Jeremy Cook

Police issue arrest warrant for Calgary man in slaying of Ontario teen

By Staff The Canadian Press
June 19, 2015 9:13 pm
Updated: June 19, 2015 9:33 pm
Muhab Sultanaly Sultan, 23, of Calgary is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with Jeremy Cook's shooting death last Sunday.

Muhab Sultanaly Sultan, 23, of Calgary is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with Jeremy Cook’s shooting death last Sunday.

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LONDON, Ont. – An arrest warrant has been issued for an Alberta man in the death of an Ontario teen who police say died while trying to get his cellphone back.

Police in London, Ont., say 23-year-old Muhab Sultanaly Sultan of Calgary is wanted for second-degree murder in last weekend’s slaying of Jeremy Cook.

READ MORE: Teen fatally shot in London, Ont. after tracking lost cellphone

Cook left his phone in a taxi but used an app to track the device to an address in London’s north end.

Police have said when he and a relative arrived at the location early Sunday morning the app indicated the phone was in a nearby car with three men inside.

WATCH: All Jeremy Cook wanted was to find his lost cell phone. But when the 18 -year-old London, Ontario teen tracked it down, it ended with him losing his life. Cindy Pom has the details.

B.C.: Refugee family from Saudi Arabia built notorious family crime empire in Canada

B.C. parents learn hard $170,000 lesson in breeding ‘family crime empire’

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The family’s fourth son, Mahmoud Alkhalil, was one of three people killed in a notorious gunfight in 2003 in Vancouver’s Loft Six nightclub.

Nick Procaylo/Postmedia News/Files The family’s fourth son, Mahmoud Alkhalil, was one of three people killed in a notorious gunfight in 2003 in Vancouver’s Loft Six nightclub.

Two of their sons died in gangland shootouts, two others face drug trafficking or murder charges from mob-related incidents, and a fifth is on the run abroad. Now, their parents are learning another hard lesson in breeding a self-made crime group — they’ve lost the $170,000 they posted to have their eldest son released from jail.

Hossein Al Khalil and Soumayya Azzam were fighting in court to salvage bond money paid to have Nabil Alkhalil released. Their bond was lost when he fled Canada on a bogus passport soon after.

The judge’s ruling against them — with Nabil still a fugitive — is but one entry in an unrelenting stream of bad news involving their sons.

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Toronto Police Service Rabih Alkhalil is charged in a Vancouver hit and in a shooting at a cafe patio in Toronto’s Little Italy.

These two parents of five sons came to Canada, presumably to make a better life for themselves. Now, having buried two kids before they reached the age of 20, they have two more facing the possibility of a long time in prison,” said Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.

“The actions of these boys have destroyed that family.”

The family arrived in Canada from Saudi Arabia as refugees in 1990, although their roots are believed to be in Iran, and settled in Surrey, B.C. After two sons were killed in gangland violence, they moved to Ottawa and Montreal.

“They took all of their organized crime and gang connections with them,” said Houghton.

The couple’s second son had been the first to die.

In 2001, Khalil Alkhalil, 19, was shot dead in Surrey in a gunfight over a drug debt. His killer claimed self-defence and was freed. The shooter’s lawyer was beaten up in court by angry supporters of Alkhalil, and the shooter himself was later gunned down in Kelowna in a case that remains unsolved.

The fourth son, Mahmoud Alkhalil, was one of three people killed in a notorious gunfight in 2003 between gang rivals in Vancouver’s Loft Six nightclub. He made it out of the building, but was found bleeding and unconscious after crashing his car 20 blocks away. When he succumbed to his injuries at age 19, he already had a lengthy criminal record.

The youngest son, Rabih “Robby” Alkhalil, was only two when he came to Canada.

MONTREAL: Haitian gang leader Ducarme Joseph executed in the middle of the street

Police say Joseph was leader of Montreal’s 67 gang

CBC News Posted: Aug 02, 2014 8:50 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 02, 2014 10:52 AM ET

Reputed gang leader Ducarme Joseph was fatally shot in the Saint-Michel neighbourhood last night.

Joseph, 46, was found in the middle of a street around 10:15 p.m., near the corner of Saint-Michel Boulevard and Michel-Ange Street.

ducarme joseph Police have called Ducarme Joseph the most dangerous street gang member in Montreal. (Montreal Police)

Officers and paramedics responded to the call, and Joseph was declared dead at the scene.

“Upon their arrival they found the body of a man in his 40s, with serious wounds to his upper body. We’re talking about gunshot wounds,” said Const. Francois Collard with the Montreal Police.

Collard said police have not made any arrests and have no suspects at this time.

Police analyst Stéphane Berthomet told Radio-Canada that more than one criminal organization could have reason to kill Joseph.

“All hypotheses are still open. There is the Mafia, the bikers, and other gangs. The possibilities are vast,” said Berthomet.

Toronto: Kevin Perez pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in execution-style slaying of barber Christopher Thompson

 

Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Toronto barber shooting: violent criminal pleads guilty
Published on Friday December 21, 2012

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Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

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A popular Toronto barber hit four times by a shotgun in his salon was killed in revenge for his refusing to pay for a broken, stolen laptop.

New details of the execution-style slaying of Christopher Thompson were released Friday as Kevin Perez, 28, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but guilty to second-degree murder.

Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Maple Batalia

 

Pictured is Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal;former boyfriend of Surrey murder victim Maple Batalia.
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Ex-boyfriend charged in shooting death of B.C. teen
Maple Batalia, 19, was shot to death last year
CBC News Posted: Dec 1, 2012 11:22 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 1, 2012 7:07 PM PT

The ex-boyfriend of a Surrey, B.C., teen gunned down last year has been charged in connection with her death, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Saturday.

Maple Batalia, 19, was shot in a parking lot at SFU’s Surrey campus on Sept. 28, 2011.

Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder. Gursimar Bedi, 22, has been charged with manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact.