Police arrest two Peel gang members in unrelated homicide investigations
Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have made arrests in regard to the separate murders of 24-year-old Kyle Clouden and 26-year-old Mario Ibrahim.
Police say that on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Lamar Grant, a 24-year-old man and Devon Mark, a 19-year-old man, both from Brampton, were arrested for Second Degree Murder and Accessory after the Fact to Murder respectively.
Both Grant and Mark are members of the same violent gang, according to police.
On Sunday, September 1, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of a restaurant at Hurontario Street and Central Parkway West in Mississauga regarding an altercation, police say.
According to police, upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
Despite the best efforts of first responders, Kyle Clouden died at the scene, police say.
According to police, Grant was arrested and charged for Second Degree Murder in this incident and was also charged with Discharge Firearm, Assault, and Mischief for an unrelated event.
He attended the Ontario Court of Justice.
Police say, that at the time of his arrest, he was out on a bail recognizance for firearms charges relating to the illegal possession of a handgun from charges in January 2020 laid by Peel Regional Police.
According to police, on October 22, 2019, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers responded to shots fired in the area of Webb Drive and Confederation Parkway in Mississauga.
Police say that upon arrival, they located a male in a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and espite the best efforts of first responders, Ibrahim died at the scene.
On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Mark was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder, according to police. He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice.
Police say that both of these homicides are not related; however, both of the accused parties, Grant and Mark have affiliations to the same street gang.
“The arrest of Lamar Grant and Devon Mark is evidence of the dangerous correlation between illegal firearms, violence, and gangs. Unfortunately, it also demonstrates how likely violent offenders are to be released from custody despite our service’s best efforts, even when persons face serious charges like firearms offences,” said Chief Duraiappah.
“In these circumstances, Grant’s release creates a real risk to the community, which could have been avoided if he remained in custody. This is a scenario that we regularly see throughout the GTA, which creates unnecessary hurdles for services battling gang crime.”
Deputy Milinovich said, “Gun and Gang violence is a priority for our service and community. We do not accept it. Innocent people are affected, and grieving families are left behind. Within the last week, we have arrested four people for their involvement in three homicides, which can be sourced to gun and gang violence.”
“We are committed to ending this violence through our tireless investigative efforts, as is demonstrated in these investigations, coupled with our community’s refusal to accept the losses and outcomes it creates,” Deputy Milinovich concluded.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 3205.
Information may also be submitted anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.
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