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Third suspect arrested in connection to fatal Toronto shooting, police say

Nnamdi Ogba is shown in an undated police handout photo. Toronto police have arrested a third suspect in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month. Ogba, 26, was shot to death while walking to his car in a Toronto Community Housing complex in the city's west end after visiting friends on March 16. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Service MANDATORY CREDIT
March 30, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Toronto police have arrested and charged a third suspect in the shooting death of a man in the city's west end earlier this month.

Abdirahman Islow, 27, of no fixed address has been charged first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Nnamdi Ogba.

Ogba was shot to death while walking to his car in a Toronto Community Housing complex after visiting friends on March 16.

Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante says Islow, who was arrested Thursday night, is the alleged driver of a getaway car used in the shooting.

Two other men — Trevaughan Miller, 19, and Abdullahi Mohamed, 22 — were arrested earlier Thursday and also charged with first-degree murder.

Arrogante says Islow made a court appearance Friday morning in Toronto.

Officials have said that Ogba was an innocent bystander caught in a dispute between residents of two neighbourhoods.

Investigators believe the shooters come from another area of the city and "harbour some sort of animosity" toward the area where the shooting took place, Det. Jason Shankaran said Thursday.

Ogba was an electrical engineer and had no criminal record. He was engaged to be married.

"Mr. Ogba did nothing to bring this upon himself. The evidence we have in front of us tells us that Mr. Ogba's lifestyle, his activities, anything he did prior did not lead to this particular incident,'' Shankaran said of Ogba when police were looking for suspects earlier this month.

"The only thing that led to his death was simply walking out of that building at that particular time and place.''

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