On Monday, February 21, 2011, Mohand MOHAMED, 31, of Richmond Hill, was arrested for FirstDegree Murder at a residence in the City of Ottawa. A Canada-Wide Warrant was issued for Mr. Mohamed on Friday, January 28, 2011, in connection with the murder of Arash Elijah BAKHTARYANI, 27, of Toronto.
The investigation led the York Regional Police Homicide Unit to the Ottawa area where Mr. Mohamed was arrested without incident with the assistance of the Ottawa Police Service. Also arrested was Maryam TORABIPOUR, 26, of Richmond Hill, for Accessory After the Fact to Murder.
Both accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.
On Friday, January 21, 2011, at 11:15 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting at the Paradise Banquet Hall located at 7601 Jane Street in the City of Vaughan. Officers arrived on scene and located Mr. Bakhtaryani suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Mohand MOHAMED,31, of Richmond Hill
Maryam TORABIPOUR, 26, of Richmond Hill
First Degree Murder
Accessory After the Fact to Murder