ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have made an additional arrest in a murder that occurred in 2020.
On August 13, 2020, emergency services attended a residence on Treeline Boulevard, Brampton, and located the victim, Sangita Sharma, a 56-year-old woman, suffering from a gunshot wound.
As a result of a lengthy investigation, members of the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau charged Fiseha Girmay Habtegabir, a 19-year-old man from London, Ontario, on Friday, June 4, 2021. He appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on June 5.
On June 23, a second suspect was located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and with the assistance of Wood Buffalo RCMP, Malik Essue, a 23-year-old man from London, Ontario, was arrested for first-degree murder. Essue will be brought back to Peel Region.
Back in August 2020, Global News reported that neighbours told them that Sharma’s husband, who they said was a priest at Hindu Sabha Temple in Brampton, discovered his injured wife and called paramedics.
The victim previously owned Torbram Pharmacy and sold it a couple of years ago and Global News reported that employees said she still worked periodically as she knew many of the customers.
Peel Regional Police said at bthe time that emergency services received a call in regards to a woman that was located with obvious signs of trauma within the garage of a residence. The woman was transported to a local hospital in life-threatening condition, where she later died as a result of the injuries she sustained.
Investigation revealed that the victim had an apparent gunshot wound which resulted in the trauma that she was located with.
Homicide investigators, with the assistance of divisional officers, obtained surveillance footage from the area and identified two suspects and a black sedan that were of interest.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 3205. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.