Double homicide investigation in Clarington arrests two more suspects


Published March 13, 2024 at 3:44 pm

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The investigation into a double murder in Clarington last year has resulted in the arrest of two more suspects, bringing the total up to five arrests.

In the early hours of February 4, 2023, three masked and armed suspects entered the Crombie Street home of Aram Kamel, 28, and his wife Rafad Alzubaidy, 26, and shot both victims multiple times at close range.

Kamel and Alzubaidy both died instantly, Durham Regional Police said. Alzubaidy was six months pregnant at the time of her murder. It was several hours later, after a 911 call requesting a wellness check on the couple before the victims were discovered.

Investigators publicly identified the couple on Feb. 8. Alzubaidy, a Toronto jewelry store owner who had a workshop at the Bowmanville residence, and Kamel were the third and fourth murder victims in Durham Region in 2023. Police believe the attack was targeted and isolated.

More than a year later police announced the arrests of three men on two charges of first-degree murder. These included;

  • Illia “Redstar” Ayo, 22 of no fixed address
  • Abdinisar “NK” Aden, 22 of Toronto, and
  • Emmanuel “17x” Ezbon, 21 of Toronto

Next, a few days later police announced another pair of arrests on two first-degree murder charges;

  • Demouy Blair, 22 of Oshawa, and
  • Rocky Steve Stevenson, 37 of Ajax

Murder suspects Clarington

Anyone with further information can call the Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5418 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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