WARMINGTON: Suspect arrested in 14-year-old Mississauga boy’s slaying

A 20-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was found slain in a Mississauga park Friday morning.

Sun sources say a suspect was taken into custody Friday night and is expected to appear in court on Saturday.

Nicholas Mahabir is charged with second-degree murder.

Peel Regional Police are not commenting so far but confirm further details will be released soon.

The murder of Riley Driver-Martin has shocked the area of Southdown Rd. and Truscott Dr. where his lifeless body was discovered face down along a pathway into a schoolyard and a park.

Police have not revealed the cause of death but fellow students at Clarkson Secondary School have said the teen was found stabbed to death at 8 a.m. Friday.

Police have said this was not a random act and that the victim was identified as a target by several people they considered suspects.

The victim is said to have been a good young man who was not known to police.

His family is devastated by the murder.

A Peel Regional Police officer leaves a home near Meadow Park in Mississauga, Ont., after a 14-year-old boy was found slain on Friday December 7, 2018. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia)

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie thanked police for their efforts and offered condolences to the young victim’s family.

“My heart goes out to the family and friends of the young teen whose life was senselessly cut short on Friday,” she said. “I would like to thank the dedicated officers from Peel Regional Police for quickly responding to the scene, actively investigating and ultimately apprehending a suspect in this case.”

“It is my hope that whoever is responsible faces the full weight of the justice system,” Crombie said. “It is our understanding that this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public. We will continue to work with the Peel Regional Police to ensure that Mississauga remains one of the safest cities in Canada.”

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