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37-year-old man facing 1st-degree murder charge in Scarborough shooting

Toronto police are investigating after a man suffered serious injuries in a shooting in Toronto on Dec. 30, 2022. Global News / Steve Rafuse

Toronto police say a 37-year-old man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with a shooting in Scarborough at the end of last year.

On Dec. 30, at around 5:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at a building at Birchmount Road and Sheppard Avenue.

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Police said they found a 34-year-old man, later identified as Gars-Ara Kourjakian, suffering from a gunshot wound in an underground parking lot.

Kourjakian was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Two weeks later, police arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the homicide.

Police said Devret Clarke is facing-a first-degree murder charge.

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He is expected to appear in court on Friday.

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