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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trial Underway - Ephraim Brown

The trial regarding the murder of 11-year old Ephraim Brown has finally begun. Ephraim was killed in a gun battle between rivaling youth back in July of 2007. Ephraim was at a gathering with his six year old cousin near the Jane/Sheppard complex when he was caught in the crossfire.

The crown says they will have a witness testify about the bad vibe at the party and a not well thought out guest list. The two rival gangs, Baghdad Crew and Five Point Generals which include the accused men Gregory Sappleton and Akiel Eubank were in each others faces before they fired shots.

Ephraim had missed a warning for him to run as he was listening to his MP3 player, he was shot in the neck and died on the spot. Both Gregory and Akiel have been charged with second degree murder and will face the courts.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Police Shooting - Eric Osawe

Unfortunately black men continue to be the target of police officers and here is a story of a police shooting I forgot to touch on.

Eric Osawe, 26 was shot dead one month ago by police following a raid in an Etobicoke apartment on September 29. At 1:30am, ETF officers entered the upscale apartment near Bloor and Dundas when executing a search warrant. During the raid, it is said a fight ensued with the victim and the police, and a shot was fired.

The victim Eric Osawe, was trying to turn his life around after previous run-ins with the law. He was a father of 2 and decided he needed to change his life for them. He was working and going to get his forklift license.
Eric's younger brother Ebony, was also in the apartment at the time, he has been charged with various firearm offences.
This continues to bother me, as I don't understand why police feel the need to fire in certain situations. This is definitely something that needs to be fixed.

Homicide #51-Albert Kiwubeyi

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Albert Kiwubeyi, 24, of Toronto.
A man was shot to death in the Shuter/Sackville area this morning around 3am. Officers found a man in his early 20s on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. He was dead at the scene. Witnesses report seeing a man in a red/white sweatshirt running southbound from the area.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reward Offered in Year Old Murder

A reward of $50,000 has been offered in the shooting death of Tevon Mitchell which occurred just over a year ago in the summer of 2009. Tevon attended a house party in the Scarborough area and was shot while standing in the front yard of a luxurious Scarborough home.

Two vehicles drove by at the time but only one vehicle had an assailant firing rounds at the house. Tevon, a grade 12 student at West Hill did not lead a lifestyle that would cause something like this to happen and police are continuing to look for leads. He died from a gunshot wound to the stomach.

His mother went to the media, begging for help to find her son's killer.

Daylight Shooting

A double shooting rocked Toronto in broad daylight yesterday near Bloor and Ossington. Two men were shot, one was hit in the arm, the other was grazed by a bullet. Both men are fine and suffered no serious injury. As they were sitting in a vehicle, a man walked up and fired three shots.

The suspect is described as 6' tall, medium build wearing a black hoodie and black trackpants.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Homicide #50-Ibsa Hassan Ismeil

Police responded to a shooting in the Scarborough area this past Sunday. Around 1am, Ibsa Hassan Ismeil, 29 was gunned down while sitting in his car. Police located his car in Cataraqui Court and found him with gunshot wounds to the head. Police have no leads or no suspects as of yet.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Homicide #47-Obiora Ofala

I was unaware of a shooting that occurrred October 4 but the victim is now deceased and police have just reported a few details.

The shooting occurred October 4th at 10 San Romanoway which is in the Jane/Finch area. The victim, 39 year old Obiora Ofala died of a gunshot wound to the head. When police located his body, he was already deceased.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Homicide #45/#46-Jermaine Derby/Sealand White

Toronto continues to lose more youth as this is the second time in few weeks that two young men hanging out together have lost their lives to gun violence.

Shortly after 2am on Saturday, Jermaine Derby, 19 and Sealand White, 15 (pictured) were shot and killed after attending a party in the Regent Park area.

Police state that both young men were coming down an elevator when gunshot rung out as soon as the elevator doors opened. One of the victims exited the building after being shot and collapsed on the driveway, the other victim made his way up in an elevator and collapsed after exiting.

Police have no suspects as of yet. This continues to sadden me as our black youth are dying at an alarming rate.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Homicide #45-Sultan Dailey

Toronto Police have another murder on their hands to deal with. 20 year old Sultan Dailey was found shot to death this morning near Holy Family School located in the Parkdale area. A resident of the area noticed the man in the early morning hours. Another individual said she heard one gunshot around 3am. Police haven't released too many details regarding this young mans' murder, more to come.

Thank you to SW for the information regarding this homicide.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Homicide #43/#44-Courthney Facey/Mike James

Two young black men lost their lives this past week once again to a bullet and it may have been a case of mistaken identity. 18 year old Courthney Facey and 23 year old Mike James was shot an killed on Wednesday in the Weston and Lawrence area.

Both men were standing together when a black SUV pulled up and began firing. The vehicle has been described as a BMW SUV with after market rims.

Facey was known as a dancer in the Toronto area and have had no connections whatsoever with police in the past. James was a chef at the woodbine racetrack and his boss described him as a great man who never even missed a day of work nor was he ever late.