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2 suspects charged in Little Italy shooting, 1 man sought

Rabih Alkhalil, 25, of no fixed address, is wanted for first-degree murder in connection with the death of John Raposo, who was shot on a Little Italy patio.

TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto police are searching for a 25-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a man on a Little Italy patio last summer.

Police said they are seeking Rabih Alkhalil of no fixed address on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old John Raposo, who was shot dead June 18 at a gelato shop.

“The whereabouts of Rabih (Robbie) Alkhalil is unknown at this point in time, however homicide investigators are actively attempting to locate him,” Staff Insp. Greg McLane said Wednesday.

Investigators said Alkhalil is known to frequent Ottawa and Montreal and may have contacts in Vancouver.

Anyone who sees him should call 911 and not approach him, police said.

Police also released the names of two other men facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting.

Nicola Nero, 36, of Niagara Falls, was taken into custody Wednesday and Martino Caputo, 39, of Toronto, was arrested Saturday in Germany.

Extradition proceedings are pending for Caputo.

Police alleged that the murder plot involves organized crime.

Dean Wiwchar, 27, of Vancouver, has already been charged with first-degree murder in the attack.