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Hamilton man accused of Manitoulin Island murder arrested in Toronto: OPP

OPP say a Hamilton man accused of a late June murder on Manitoulin Island was arrested by Toronto police on July 9, 2022. The Canadian Press file

A Hamilton man made his first court appearance on Monday facing a second-degree murder charge in connection with a fatal Manitoulin Island shooting.

The 20-year-old was arrested in Toronto on Saturday by police and appeared in front of a Gore Bay, Ont., justice on Monday.

He’s accused in the murder of Malcolm Roy, 32, from Sheguiandah First Nation on June 24 at an address on Wiingush Miikan.

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Investigators launched a search for three suspects in late June, believing the shooting was a targeted occurrence.

Two locals, a 55-year-old from Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands as well as a 25-year-old from Whitefish River First Nation, were charged with accessory to murder after the fact and obstructing a peace officer just days after the shooting.

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Both are expected to make court appearances on July 20.

Anyone with information is asked to reach out to OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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