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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fallen Officer - Percival Broderick Cummins

Sgt Ryan Russell is being laid to rest today after being killed last week when a man ran him over with a snow plow. The funeral is expected to have over 10,000 people out to pay their respects. As Russell is laid to rest, let's go back to a black officer killed in the line of duty in Toronto back in 1981.

Constable Percival Broderick Cummins was shot at the age of 38 when he and his partner answered a disturbance call back in September 1981. He suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and died shortly after. A struggled ensued with the suspect in the home the cops entered and the suspect managed to grab a gun belonging to the officer and shot Constable Cummins in the neck and his partner in the hand. The suspect was later shot however survived severe abdominal wounds.

Percival Cummins served 11 years with the Toronto Police Force. A native of Barbados, Percival loved being a cop and was a husband and father of two. He was later sent back home to Babados to be buried. The man charged in the shooting, Desmond Pert, 21, a Jamaican immigrant was later said to be insane. He was confined at the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Homicide #2-Venacio Julien

UPDATE: Police have charged 18 year old Selvon Byers in connection with the shooting of Venacio. Finally the Toronto police actually working to solve murders. This is good.

The latest murder victim has been identified. Venacio Julien, 27 also known as 'Dreddy' was shot to death near Birchmount and Eglinton on Wednesday.

Julien was shot in his home around 2:30pm and was found with several shots. There are no suspects as of yet and police are still canvassing the area for clues.

Venacio was said to be a devoting husband and excellent father who lost a young baby a few months ago. Him and his wife lived in the apartment and he was described as a man who would give you the shirt off his back as quoted in the Toronto Sun.

Another young life lost.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shooting in Scarborough

A shooting just occurred a not long ago in the Scarborough area. Police located a man, said to be 27 years old with gunshot wound and no vital signs in the Birchmount and Eglinton area.

Further details to come.