ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have made two arrests in relation to the recent murder of a Brampton man.
On Monday, October 5, at approximately 4:34 a.m., police were called to a residence on Yately Street in the City of Brampton in relation to a shooting. Police located the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Life-saving measures were attempted; however, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Tanveer Sidhu, a 28-year-old man from Mississauga.
The Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau took charge of the investigation and within days identified two people involved in the incident. As a result, a Canada-wide warrant was issued for the arrest of Khalile Silveira. On Thursday, October 8, Silveira was located by police in the company of Alantai Morrison in Toronto and both were placed under arrest.
Khalile Silveira, a 22-year-old man from Mississauga, has been charged with:
1) Second degree murder
2) Unauthorized possession of a firearm
3) Use firearm in the commission of an offence
4) Human trafficking
5) Exercise control
Alantai Morrison, a 22-year-old woman from Mississauga, has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Both suspects attended the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton on October 9 for a bail hearing.
Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah said, “This incident reinforces the narrative that our communities are suffering the consequences of violent crime committed with illegal firearms. It is the outcome of an equation which includes interim release of dangerous offenders with a history of criminal activity. At the time this homicide took place, Silveira was the subject of three bail recognizances. One of which placed him on house arrest. It is a dangerous trend which inhibits our (police) ability to mitigate community risk and prevent the tragic results we are seeing far too often. We need to do better to protect our communities.”
“This marks the second homicide our community suffered this week. The first was the result of domestic/intimate partner violence. This incident is the result of illegal firearms in the hands of a violent criminal also alleged to be involved in human trafficking. Arrests and charges within days serve as a testament to the quality of our investigative teams, our communities refusal to accept this violence, and affirmation of the priorities we have selected for our service,” said Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting PeelCrimeStoppers.ca.