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Monday, February 28, 2011

Homicide #12-Joel Waldron

This past Saturday a shooting occurred in the Malvern region leaving a man in his 20s dead. He has now been identified as Joel Waldron. The shooting happened around 11pm in the Nielson and Sheppard area, Waldron was located dead on the scene.

Police have two suspects in custody and have now laid charges on both men. Jordon Mendez, 18, and Shamaree Wilson, 19, both of Toronto, have each been chargedwith First Degree Murder.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Homicide #11-Okene Thompson

Police responded to a shooting last weekend Sunday around Weston Rd and Lawrence and located a victim with a gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to hospital however passed away on Wednesday and the shooting has now been classified as a homicide. This victim as been identified as 20 year old Okene Thompson.

However police have found the suspect and charged him with first degree murder today. Kirk Vernal, 30 years of age will be in court on Tuesday.

Sad Fact, the last 3 homicide victims have been young black men, 20, 21 and 23 years old.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Homicide #10-Lorenzo Martinez

UPDATE #2: Aasif Patel on the right has turned himself in this past weekend.

UPDATE: Police are looking for Aasif Patel and Wariskhan Pathan, both 19, are wanted for first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzo Martinez. Police state that both these men are dangerous and to contact police if their whereabouts are known.



Well it was definitely a bad weekend for gun violence. We had 3 shootings a few stabbings but overall two black men gone.Two shootings took place late Friday night. The first in Scarborough in the Markham and Lawrence area.

Police were called to 70 Stevanvale and found a male victim, now identified as Lorenzo Martinez, 23 with several gunshot wounds to the body. He was transported to Sunnybrook but died on the way in the ambulance. Police have no suspects or information regarding this murder.

Victim #9-Gregory Taylor

21 year old Gregory Taylor was killed this past weekend in this horrible weekend of gun violence. Police responded to a shooting in the Blackcreek and Thretheway area in the west-end around 1:30am on Friday where Taylor was shot.

Witnesses report hearing at least 5 shots and the shooting was caught on camera. Taylor was charged in March 2009 with kidnapping and extortion after a 19-year-old man was taken from a Keele St. and Finch Ave. apartment. He was acquitted just before Christmas. Taylor was supposedly getting his life back together and recently just got back into school. He was shot and made it in the building but unfortunately assed away as he brother tried to get him to a hospital. Police are saying he was clearly ambushed.

This is really sad but it does seem like a case of his past catching back up with him. My condolences to his familly. May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Trial Underway - Simeon Peter

Warren Abbey, supposedly part of the Malvern Crew is now on trial for the murder of Simeon Peter (left) who was shot and killed back in Jan 2004 because he was mistaken as a member of a rival gang. It was assumed that Peter was one of the rival gang members from Galloway terrorizing Malvern back in 2003-2004. Abbey also assumed that Peter was one of several youth that robbed him days earlier. He has pleaded not guilty.

It's alleged that Peter was spotted by two of Abbey's friends but they had no guns so they picked up Abbey and drove to a friends house in Ajax. Afterwards Abbey followed Peter who was walking a female home in the Morningside and Sheppard area. As they walked, Peter was shot hit in the neck, chest, knee and hip.
The female was too scared to identify the shooter however Abbey supposedly confessed to associates that he killed Peter. This a retrial for Warren Abbey who a judge agreed with the defence that a tear drop tattoo affected people views of the accused. The trial continues.

Police Name Suspect in 2007 Murder

I'll never forget this shooting. A young 16 year old Keyon Campbell (RIGHT) was gunned down right in 2007 in front of his home in Malvern when he ran outside to warm up his mothers vehicle. Campbell wasn't known to be involved with guns or gangs. Police at first thought it was a case of mistaken identity however police are now saying the victim's friend and/or Campbell were the actual target due to an ongoing dispute with the suspect, Pierre Oliver Ellis (LEFT).

Pierre Ellis was actually good friends with Keyon Campbell. Ellis, a local rapper that goes by the name Capitol P claims to have loved his friend and would never kill him in various rap songs. He said he treated Campbell better than his own brother. He's all over the GTA however police can't seem to get a hold of him. Now 23 years of age, Ellis is described by police as "A very dangerous individual". He has many videos on Youtube and Myspace showing off his rap skills.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

RIP - Walter Trevor Junior Stewart

Another man lost his life very young to a bullet 7 years ago at the age of 28. A son, a brother, a father that died too soon but lived a fast lifestyle that may have caused his demise.

Walter decided that selling drugs was the way to make fast and easy money. Stewarts friend says Stewart had it all, the money, the cars and even the girls, and with all of that comes the haters. On December 27, 2003 on Bleecker Street gunshots rang out and Stewart was found laying face down on the sidewalk. A second suspect supposedly was struck by a stray bullet in the stomach, he survived however Stewart died. The cause of death was gunshot wounds to the body.

A friend reports that the night he passed, he didn't drive his car, which was odd. He took a taxi from Jungle to Bleecker, clearly he was called by someone he trusted to meet at 4 in the morning. The cab dropped him off not sensing any tension with the men Stewart spoke to before paying him. The killing was "intentional" the friend says. The man that was shot in the stomach knows who the shooter is. 7 years later, Stewarts killer still has not been caught, no leads or suspects have come up.

The fast life isn't always that good. His life of course should not be glorified but hopefully the young men who live this lifestyle and are so quick to trust that right hand man of theirs, think about possible consequences. It doesn't always end right.

RIP - McFrinn Paddy

He escaped death once but unfortunately his life came to an end on September 23, 2009 at the tender age of 20 years old.

Paddy survived a gunshot wound to the chest when him and several of his friends were injured in a driveby in Jamestown back in June 2007. His friend Jose Hierro Saez was killed in that shooting. He survived despite that fatal shot to his chest.

Mcfrinn resided in Brampton, Ontario but made a move to Alberta which many young Toronto men have been doing recently in the last few years.Paddy was slain inside a Fort McMurray apartment. A friend from Toronto stated the young man was a drug dealer who saw the oil sands city as a gold mine. It would later be found that at least 2 friends of Paddy would also be shot to death in the same Alberta area these men resided in.

No one has been arrested in his murder as of yet.