A man was shot in Brampton, Ont., on Wednesday night. It was unclear if the victim was living in Brampton or the city of Brampton, which is in east-central Ontario, near Toronto. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Police have not yet said where the shooting occurred or what type of gun was used.
In a statement released late on Thursday morning, Peel Regional Police said they have apprehended three people in connection with the incident. They identified the man as Benjamin Roblin, 22, of Brampton, whose last known address was in Riverbend, Ont. Kaya Demetrius Koumaregi, 20, of Brampton, and Ava Itaca Sotomayor, 17, of Burlington, Ont., are also suspected of being involved in the homicide.
“The matter remains under investigation by detectives,” said the Peel police statement.
Police believe the victim was shot in Brampton while in his vehicle, leaving no connection between the slaying and the other two arrests
Two young women have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a man in Brampton on Wednesday night. Peel Regional Police are crediting the public with providing tips that led to the arrest of Karla Demetrius Koumaregi and Kaya Demetrius Koumaregi, of Brampton, and Ava Itaca Sotomayor, of Burlington, Ont. They have not yet named the man.
Demetrius Koumaregi and Sotomayor were arrested without incident at an apartment building in Brampton early Thursday. Mr. Koumaregi’s body was found inside a rental home in Brampton shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Her brother, Kaya Demetrius Koumaregi, was arrested without incident in a nearby apartment shortly after midnight. They were all charged with first-degree murder.
Demetrius Koumaregi, the 28-year-old brother of the suspected shooter, is alleged to have participated in the shooting, while she was with him when it happened.
Police say the motive for the homicide is not clear.
In a statement issued Thursday, Peel Police did not disclose the victim’s race or age.
After the shooting, the family of Mr. Koumaregi set up a gofundme fundraising page.
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