TORONTO (NEWS1130) – Toronto police have made an arrest in connection with the death of 35-year-old John Raposo.

Raposo was shot and killed outside the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe in Little Italy on Monday.

Det. Sgt. Terry Browne says 26-year-old Dean Wiwchar was arrested after police located him in a taxi cab.

Wiwchar is from BC but police say he has been in the Toronto area for a while.

Police say a number of items, including a number of pieces of identification, were seized at the time of the arrest.

Wiwchar will appear in court on Friday where he will be charged with first-degree murder.

Police thanked the public and business in the Little Italy area for their assistance with the case.

“The overwhelming support that we’ve had from residents in the area that were out and about, from the business community proper was a very pivotal starting point for me as an investigator. The information that we have learned from that point really set us in a direction to go with this (investigation) so, again, I can’t thank the public and businesses enough,” said Browne.