Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Homicide Bureau have executed a Canada Wide Warrant, and arrested Marcus Alexis. Alexis was wanted in relation to the regionâ€™s sixth murder of 2011.
Homicide officers, with the assistance of the Toronto Police Service 12 Division Major Crime Unit, made the arrest late this afternoon in North York.
This murder occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at approximately 2:50 p.m., when the victim, 28 year-old Kearn Nedd, was shot and killed trying to assist in apprehending one of two suspects committing an armed robbery at a poker tournament. The event, held at the Rozz Banquet Hall located at 200 Advance Boulevard in Brampton was suddenly and tragically interrupted by this brazen act, which occurred in broad daylight in front of over 130 people.
Since that time, investigators have worked persistently to track down those responsible for this murder.
Marcus Alexis, a 19 year old Mississauga resident, has been charged with Second Degree Murder and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday April 21, 2012 for a Bail Hearing.