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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Case Closed: Jean Springer

It was a sad day on January 1, 2007. The first murder of 2007 was a church going woman that did nothing to deserve to lose her life the way she did. Jean opened the door to a man she knew, a man that was friend to her son and he said to her "Happy New Year" and cold-bloodly shot her in her head. Jean died right on the spot.

Altaf Ibrahim, 26, responsible for shooting and charged with the murder of Mrs. Springer was found not criminally responsible for the attack today because he's a diagnosed schizophrenic. He believed Springer's son Anton had raped and tortured his mother and went looking for revenge. Though this was far from the case, one psychiatrist testified the killing was a psychotic "tit for tat."

An agreed statement of facts acknowledges that Ibrahim had not taken his medication for several weeks before the shooting. He will not go to jail but will remain in custody until December, when another hearing will be held.

This is a very sad ending to this case.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Homicide #61 - Gary Anthony Mitchell

The victim has been identified as Gary Anthony Mitchell, 31 of Toronto.

A woman walking her dog in the Sheppard and Bathurst area came across the body of man in a Nissan Infiniti. The woman saw shell casings around the car and immediately called police. Police found the man with gunshot wounds to the chest.

Reports suggest there was a gun found on the passenger seat of the car and there is evidence the gun was discharged. A black balaclava was also found nearby.

Cops have made the investigation into what happened to the victim - apparently well-dressed upon discovery - Toronto's 61st homicide case of the year.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

...And the Shootings Continue along with a Stabbing

Again the senseless cowardliness of people in Toronto continues to be apparent. There no longer is concern for people that have nothing to do with your beef, it's just shoot and whoever is in the way, hopefully you don't get hit.

Last night or better yet early Saturday morning, a young woman (I'm assuming white) was killed by a stray bullet, the news reports it as another Jane Creba. The shooter was involved in an altercation and then came back and just started shooting. This woman is now the 60th murder victim of 2006. Her killer is described as a white man. Now lets watch how the news handles this murder over the next few days as her killer is a white man. I bet it would be different if a black man did it. Overall this is sad but we will continue to see the difference in how murders are treated amongst black and white.
Another shooting occurred at Bathurst but no one died. A man was just shot 4 times in his legs. The guns reportedly came out during a fight between two groups of men and cops say at least 10 shots were fired. The victim is okay and expected to pull through.
A young man was taken to hospital with a knife still in his shoulder, police say - but he's refusing to tell officers how it got there. The 20-year-old was found around 12:40am Saturday on in Scarborough.

Live By the Gun, Die by the Gun

This past Jamaica Day, Dominic Shearer-Hanomansingh (left) was shot to death becoming Canada's 37th homicide as he passed out flyers at the celebration. Reports indicate he was shot because he didn't want to give over his chain. Jimmy Jason John of Toronto was arrested and charged with his murder.

Police have now released details that Dominic was the killer of someone 17 days before his death. Supposedly Dominic shot and killed 21 year Justin Brunet, Toronto's 29th murder victim of 2008. Police aren't releasing details on how they've come to this conclusion but they are certain Dominic is the killer of Justin.

This is very sad because here we have two families affected by death and in the end there's no closure. There is no one to speak for both these men but here we have two young men gone, and for what. It just sucks that Dominic's family now has to deal with the fact that someone they loved more than anything probably took a life and Justin's family will never know why their son, brother, or friend was killed because his supposed killer has now met his fate.

Police has now completely closed the investigation into Justin's death. Or can we say just decided to close the case without fully investigating? We'll never know.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

ETF Takedown in the City

This morning around 3:30pm in the entertainment district, the police were busy as shots rang out at Richmond and Simcoe St. Luckily downtown is already flooded with cops, even cops on horses as police were able to quickly find who they were looking for.
Police found a car on Queen Street riddled with bullets, and then one cop saw a man with a gun get into another vehicle. That's when the Emergency Task Force was called in. The man jumped into a limo and police quickly surrounded the limo taking down everyone in it. There were 5 women and 2 men who were taken into custody.

Citynews posted the video online showing the takedown. Here's the link.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Daniel Boayke Homicide Update

This handsome boy was homicide victim #51, Daniel Boayke. He died of a stab wound in the Kennedy and Sheppard area on September 16, 2008. Police have an update in the case. They've released a video of the possible suspects in his murder.

The teen became involved in an argument in a parking lot. The dispute became heated and then violent, when one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed Boayke numerous times. He died later in hospital.
Police have now released video surveillance from the area showing a group of men getting out of a car at the plaza just before the fatal encounter.

Here is a link to the security footage

Contact police if you recognize the people or the car in the video.

Bullet Pierces Bedroom Window Of Two Young Girls

It's sad to see that we are no longer safe in our own damn home. Worse our children. Police don't who they're looking for or why this happened, all they know is that the bullet happened to go through the window of a room that belonged to two young girls.

The story began Thursday night around 10pm, when police were called to a Jamestown Crescent residential complex near Martingrove and Finch for the sounds of a gun being fired. When cops arrived, they failed to find anyone or any evidence of a discharge, concluded it could have been a car backfiring, and left the area. Luckily, neither of the two young kids were in the room at the time.

Thank God no one was hurt.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Shots Fired at Markham & Eglinton

Shots were fired in the Markham and Eglinton area a day after a murder in the same area. Police say witnesses saw two men fire at each other at about 3:30 p.m. A man in blue was seen chasing a man in black, and one of the men fled into a nearby apartment building, says Const. Tony Vella.

It appears that no one was hit, as investigators found shell casings on the ground but no blood.
The scene is just blocks from the spot where a man was found shot in the head in an alleyway on Tuesday afternoon.

Homicide #59 - Andre Moore

The victim of the shooting that occurred yesterday in the Bellamy and Eglinton area has been identified. Andre Moore, 27 years old was shot once in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

I know you're all looking at this photo and saying what the f**k? I too said the same thing. Let's hope his family can provide a photo that can a least show him in a more positive light.
Police are looking for individuals seen driving an older style blue Honda Accord.

Peel Homicide #24 - Rajiv Dharamdial

UPDATE: A day after his mother buried him, police have made an arrest in the case. A 15 year old boy has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Rajiv.

At only 14 years old, Rajiv Dharamdial has lost his life. Stabbed to death yesterday in the Brampton region while walking home from school. Dharamdial called 911 from his cellphone at 3:41pm, saying he had been stabbed.

When paramedics arrived on scene, they quickly took the teen to hospital, but it was too late. Officers spoke with his friends, the last people to see Dharamdial alive. They said they had been followed by two other teens, and were able to give the cops a good description and unfortunately the suspects are black individuals.

Suspect 1
-black with a dark complexion
-approximately 14 to 16 years of age
-5'1" to 5'3"
-slim build
-black hair styled in short corn rows

Suspect 2
-approximately 14 to 16 years of age
-taller than suspect #1
-He was wearing a brown "hoodie", dark jeans, a brown baseball hat with a gold sticker, possibly "New Era 5950" brand, and Air Jordan or Air Force Nike running shoes.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Man Shot Dead in Scarborough

This afternoon, a man said to be in his 20s was shot dead in the Bellamy and Eglinton area today. The shooting took place around 12:15 and there are reports that he was shot in the head.

Witness reports indicate the shooter was sitting in a car when the bullets rang out. A two-door blue vehicle with at least two people inside was spotted speeding away from the scene seconds after the murder.

Three schools in the area, St. Boniface Catholic, Mason Rd. Jr., and Scarborough Village Jr. School are in lockdown, but authorities stress it's purely precautionary and the students there are in no danger.

More to come on this story.

Peel Murder Victims Identified

UPDATE: a 16 year old has been arrested
in the murder of Brandon.

Killed this past weekend in one of the deadeliest weekends especially for peel are Kamaul Japp (pictured left) was shot at the Sugar Island Bar.

Nineteen-year-old Brandon Paltooram (pictured right) was stabbed to death.
Hardupinder (Harry) Gill, 29 was shot to death at an engagement party. These victimes are the 21st, 22nd and 23rd homicide victims for Peel this year.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Shootings, Shootings, Shootings

This past friday a 25 year old man was shot in the back in the Dufferin and Finch area. The victim was rushed to the hospital but managed to pull through.

Cops are actively seeking what they believe is a single suspect, though there's no description available. What motivated the gunplay is also unclear.

Homicide #55 - Burrell Bennett

UPDATE: A graphic video of Burrell has been posted online to assist with finding the killers. Here's the link.

The last shooting I reported on at Jane & Wilson unfortunately turned out to be deadly as it marked Toronto's 55th murder victim. Burrell Bennett, 26, was shot in the neck near Jane and Wilson Thursday.

Two other men were also injured in the attack, both hit in the legs. Police sped to the area and scoured the scene near Chalkfarm Drive in the minutes that followed, and there were reports that at least two suspects were seen fleeing after the shots rang out.

Police are looking for a man they say was "involved." He is described as
not very tall
last seen wearing black clothing with a hat or hoodie

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Boy Shot in Leg

A 16 year old is lucky to be alive after getting shot last night. Police allege that a 16-year-old boy and several friends were in the area of Oakwood Avenue north of Vaughan Road just before midnight Saturday.

Officers say the youths ran into to trouble when they came across three other men on the sidewalk. Cops allege that one of those men pulled out a gun and shot the teen in the leg.

Violent Night in Peel Region

Peel which was once considered a safe city is now turning into a violent city as three men lost their lives last night in the peel region.

The first shooting took place at a house party where three people were shot in Malton. One person died at the scene and the two others were wounded. Police have a description of who they are looking for. A South Asian male, 5'8", in his mid 20s, wearing a black jacket with a round collar.
The second incident occurred one hour later in Mississauga where two men were stabbed. Once unfortunately died in the hospital from the stab wounds.

The last shooting took place at the Sugar Island Bar in Mississauga. The man was shot in his stomach and succumbed to his injuries. Initial reports from police indicated that three men left the scene heading west in a silver vehicle.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shooting in City's West End

The latest shooting occured on Silverstone Dr. around 10:30pm last night. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 45 year old who had been hit in the torso. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to pull through.

However it took less than 12 hours for police to have a suspect in custody. The suspect was found on the scene, allegedly holding a fully loaded .12 gauge pump action shotgun. Devon Vaughn Edwards, 18 years, is charged with the following offences:
Attempt Murder
Discharge Firearm Intent to Wound
Robbery While Armed with a Firearm
Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
Carry Concealed Weapon
Possession of a Firearm Obtained by the Commission of an Offence

Thursday, October 9, 2008

18 Year Old Charged in Latest Murder

Police have arrested 18 year old Nahoor Araya and charged him with second-degree murder. Araya is charged in the slaying of Boris Cikovic, 17 years old who was killed for his backpack last week Friday in the Royal York and Eglinton area. Cikovic is the 53rd homicide victim this year.

His mother Vesna alleges they demanded his backpack, but her son wouldn't give it up. Boris's parents moved from Sarajevo 15 years ago with their son to provide him with a better and safer life but the country they thought was safe proved otherwise.

Boris may have used a stun gun on his attackers for self defense. But his assailant pulled out a real gun, and shot him once in the stomach. Boris died later that night in hospital.

Another young black man in the system over foolishness. Let this be a lesson black people, this young boy's alleged murderer has been caught less than a week after the shooting and you know why, because his friends advised the police who did this to their friend. Half these murders can be solved if black people step up and get this bad guys off the streets.

Unresolved Murders - Harry Asare

He has been shot once before, taking four bullets but pulling through. God clearly wasn't ready for him to come home. The shooters failed but unfortunately it didn't end there. Two months later, his killers came back and God brought him home this time. Harry Asare was shot and killed as he left a friend's apartment which was located on the same floor that he lived with his mother.

His killers entered his friend's apartment and while they kept shooting at Harry, there were about four or to six people who fled out of the apartment while Harry suffered from five gunshot wounds. Harry in terrible pain crawled out into the hallway where his life faded away. Supposedly killed over a robbery that he was involved in.
Harry died on Friday October 15, 2004. As the anniversary of his death is near, the killers still remain on the street, the friends that know who did this have made no calls to the authorities and hope continues to fade as no one has been arrested.

Flo G who is was friend to Harry sent an email to me requesting this information be added to my this site because this person needs your help along with his family. If you know anything about the murder of Harry Asare, please contact the police.

Shooting at Jane & Wilson

The Jane strip of course is the street where all the shootings happen to occur this year and today a shooting sent 3 men to the hospital. The shooting occurred in the Jane and Wilson area between Sheridan Mall and the apartment buildings nearby.

All of the victims are believed to be male and in their 20s. One was allegedly hit in the neck while the others sustained wounds to the legs. One of the victims is said to be in serious condition, but is expected to pull through.
No arrests have been made there were reports that at least two suspects were seen fleeing after the shots rang out.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Funeral Arrangements - William "Yoshie" Appiah

I was asked to post the funeral details for William on my site. The following information is where the funeral will be held. Police still do not have the suspects in custody. Please contact the police if you have any information on this young man's murder.

On Sunday October 5th 2008 begins the homegoing ceremony for William Junior Appiah.
From 2-6pm Sunday Oct 5th , there will be a viewing at DeMarco Funeral Home on 3725 Keele Street, North York ON, M3J 1N4 (between Finch and Sheppard Avenue)Phone: 416-636-7027

Then on to the Memorial Service at Ghana Presbyterian Church on 51 High Meadow Pl, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z5(416) 747-0222

On Monday October 6th 2008 at 10am St Augustine's of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church80 Shoreham DrNorth York, ON , M3N1S9(416) 661-8221

This will be followed by the cemetery interment.