Toronto Murder Charge Lifts After Police Previously Claimed Suspect Died by Suicide

KAREN KITCHENS OF THE WORLD-This is Karen’s World Twitter page Posted by The World-This is Karen’s World on Thursday, November 29, 2018 Police have laid a second murder charge in the death of a…

Toronto Murder Charge Lifts After Police Previously Claimed Suspect Died by Suicide

KAREN KITCHENS OF THE WORLD-This is Karen’s World Twitter page Posted by The World-This is Karen’s World on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Police have laid a second murder charge in the death of a man in Toronto that police originally ruled a suicide.

Omar Khadr, 25, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Tim McLean, according to Toronto police.

Toronto police originally ruled McLean’s death a suicide after he collapsed in the parking lot of a Tim Hortons coffee shop near Yonge and Bloor on Saturday morning.

Police determined, however, that McLean had been shot.

McLean’s family alleges that he was shot six times and was killed on purpose by an Uber driver who had picked him up at a nearby bar, CBC reported.

John Giles, an Uber spokesman, told the TV news channel that the company was cooperating with police in the investigation and would not be commenting further until they had confirmed the driver’s identity.

Keshav Raj, 23, was charged in the shooting death.

A judge has granted the family access to surveillance footage showing the driver allegedly dumping a gun from his vehicle, CBC reported.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Mashrader was charged in a shooting. He is accused of murdering Tim McLean, a person of interest in the shootings.

As part of the latest charge, the judge also allowed the family to reveal the name of the driver they allege was involved in McLean’s death.

This story has been updated to clarify that Khadr was charged with second-degree murder and gave his name to police.

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