Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Homicide #52 - Darnell Grant
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Darnell Grant. He was living with his father in the area and his father has yet to be notified as he is currently in Jamaica.
So as we continue to lose our black brothers by the bullet, it saddens me as I continue to report at least once a week on a new victim. Police responded to a shooting in Driftwood Crt around 9:15 last night and found a victim believed to be in his 30s with no vital signs. I was informed by a family friend that the victim goes by the nickname "Stone". Police confirm he died from a gunshot wound to the torso.
The suspects got out of a white van and began shooting with no regard for who was around the area at the time. Teenagers sat chilling with their friends at their front doors and found themselves ducking for cover as the suspects reenacted a scene out of the movie.
The good part to this story is that police have arrested two people but are still looking for a third suspect following the city's latest murder. Jermaine Gager, 18, and Corey Smelie, 20, both of Toronto, are each charged with Second Degree Murder and numerous firearm-related offences.
A white van was spotted leaving the scene just after the shooting, and police found a vehicle matching that description on the side of the Highway 400 southbound lanes not long after. That discovery led to two arrests.
Were burying our brothers weekly and it's not getting any better.