Police make arrest in connection to murder that occurred in Brampton last summer

Published June 7, 2021 at 3:29 pm


Police have arrested a suspect from Brampton in connection to a homicide that occurred last summer.

On August 13, 2020, first responders were called to a residence on Treeline Boulevard, where they found 56-year-old Sangita Sharma, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Sharma later died of her injuries. 

Over the course of the ensuing investigation, the Peel Regional Police (PRP) Homicide Bureau determined Fiseha Girmay Habtegabir, a 19-year-old man from London, Ontario, was the primary suspect. 

On Friday (June 4), Habtegabir was arrested–with the assistance of London Police–for first-degree murder. He appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on June 5. 

“Sangita Sharma’s death was the tragic outcome of a callous act of violence. It carried deep impacts on her loved ones and our community. While we are pleased to share that this arrest has been made, we believe there are others responsible for her death. We are committed to ensuring they do not escape that responsibility,” Nishan Duraiappah, PRP chief, said in a news release. 

The investigation is still ongoing, and police are still looking for a connection between the suspects in London and the victim in Brampton.

Anyone with relevant information is urgd to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 3205.

Additionally, information may be provided anonymously to Peel Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting their website

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