Man shot in Islington shooting, charged with 2 armed robberies

Police investigate a shooting at an apartment building on Islington in west-end Toronto on March 17, 2015. Global News

TORONTO – The reported brother of the man allegedly extorted by Sandro Lisi, a friend of former Mayor Rob Ford, has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery and shooting.

Ahmed Siyad, 22, was shot outside of 2063 Islington Avenue last week, the same day Malcolm Marfo, 22, was killed at the same building.

Siyad was taken to hospital and on March 19 charged in connection with a shooting in January and another in February.

Police allege Siyad and another unidentified man approached a man standing at the bus stop outside of 2063 Islington Avenue on January 21 and demanded money. Police say a struggle ensued and the man was shot in the abdomen.

Siyad was charged with five offences in connection with that shooting including armed robbery, discharging a firearm, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

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Police further accuse Siyad of being involved in another armed robbery at an Etobicoke home in February.

Police say Siyad, along with two other men forced their way into the home on Richgrove Drive and held several people at gunpoint while ransacking the home. Shots were fired as the suspects left the home.

Siyad was charged with six offences in connection with the February armed robbery including discharging a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Sharmarke Farah, 18, was also arrested following the February armed robbery and charged with seven offences including discharging a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and forcible confinement.

The Toronto Sun reported last week that Ahmed Siyad is the brother of Liban Siyad who police allege was extorted by Alexander “Sandro” Lisi, a friend of Rob Ford’s. None of the allegations have been proven in court.


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