Murder charge laid in shooting that killed driver in Brampton, 3 men arrested


Published April 9, 2024 at 1:06 pm

Brampton murder shooting

Charges have been laid nearly three months after a driver was shot before crashing into a tree and dying in Brampton.

Brampton resident Tesean Alvarez was found inside a crashed vehicle in the area of Vivians Crescent and Stokes Road in Brampton.

The 29-year-old had crashed into a tree but police say he was also suffering from gunshot wounds.

Alvarez was rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Now months after the shooting death, investigators now say it is believed Alvarez was shot by another occupant of the vehicle.

Police say the victim and the other occupant “were involved in a violent altercation” that led to gunshots being “exchanged.”

A 24-year-old man from Brampton was arrested by Peel Regional Police in connection to the shooting on April 3 and a 21-year-old and 22-year-old were also arrested on April 4.

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Nathaniel Bowen, 21, of Brampton has been charged with several offences including one count of second-degree murder, attempted murder and discharge firearm with intent.

Qeyran Hannay, 24, of Brampton, has been charged with multiple offences including two counts of attempted murder using firearm, unauthorized possession of prohibited or restricted weapon and discharge firearm with intent.

Taliek Whittaker, 22, of Brampton has been charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.

Police say Hannay was on federal parole for firearm-related offences at the time of the shooting.

The accused were all held for bail hearings and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with information including video surveillance, dashcam, or digital video footage of this incident is asked to contact the Peel Regional Police by calling 905-453-2121 ext. 3205.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

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