Hamilton police in Ontario, Canada today confirmed an arrest has been made in the 2017 shooting homicides of Angelo Musitano and Mila Barberi.
Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit. RCMP Hamilton-Niagara detachment and York Regional Police Service set up a joint task force following Musitano’s death in May 2017.
Police unearthed a connection between Musitano’s murder, the slaying of Barberi, 28, and attempted murder of her boyfriend, Saverio Serrano. Police believing Serrano was the intended target in the incident.
Hamilton police said Jabril Abdalla, 27, was arrested on Wednesday connection with the deaths of Angelo Musitano and Mila Barberi, and two others, Michael Cudmore, 37, and Daniel Tomassetti, 27, remain wanted in the case.
Being told two of them just got clipped by the cartels whilst hiding in Mexico
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They each face two counts of first-degree murder, a single count of attempted murder, and three counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
Police say they believe others were involved.
The arrest was made as a result of a months-long investigation dubbed Project Scopa, involving several police forces.
It’s believed that Mila Barberi was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was gunned down by accident, according to police.
At around 4 p.m. on March 14, in a Woodbridge parking lot, she was meeting a man when the gunman opened fire on the car both were in.
Initially, Barberi’s murder was viewed as being linked to a string of nine gangland hits in Vaughan from 2013 to 2015. Days after Barberi’s murder, York Regional Police reported they had recovered the vehicle used in the murder in an industrial park near Rexdale.
It was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was found on March 16 based on a phone tip.
While Police continue to search for Michael Cudmore and Daniel Tomassetti some sources believe they were killed in Mexico several months ago.