Category Archives: Public space shooting

Toronto: Kevin Perez pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in execution-style slaying of barber Christopher Thompson

 

Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Toronto barber shooting: violent criminal pleads guilty
Published on Friday December 21, 2012

TORONTO POLICE PHOTO
Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Peter Small
Courts Bureau

A popular Toronto barber hit four times by a shotgun in his salon was killed in revenge for his refusing to pay for a broken, stolen laptop.

New details of the execution-style slaying of Christopher Thompson were released Friday as Kevin Perez, 28, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but guilty to second-degree murder. Continue reading

Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Maple Batalia

 

Pictured is Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal;former boyfriend of Surrey murder victim Maple Batalia.
Photo Credit: , Special to the Sun

Ex-boyfriend charged in shooting death of B.C. teen
Maple Batalia, 19, was shot to death last year
CBC News Posted: Dec 1, 2012 11:22 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 1, 2012 7:07 PM PT

The ex-boyfriend of a Surrey, B.C., teen gunned down last year has been charged in connection with her death, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Saturday.

Maple Batalia, 19, was shot in a parking lot at SFU’s Surrey campus on Sept. 28, 2011.

Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder. Gursimar Bedi, 22, has been charged with manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact. Continue reading

Montreal: Two black men sought in deadly public space shooting outside Galeries D’Anjou

One man died and another was injured after both were hit by bullets at Galeries d’Anjou, in the east end of Montreal on Friday.
Credits: PASCAL GIRARD/QMI AGENCY

Montreal mall shooting leaves one dead
9:52 pm, August 10th, 2012
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QMI AGENCY
A man has died following a shooting an an east-end Montreal shopping mall.

Witnesses heard gunfire erupt outside the Galeries D’Anjou at around 6:50 p.m. and cops arrived on the scene soon after.

Police found one man bleeding outside an restaurant in the mall’s parking lot. Paramedics tried to revive him, but he later died in hospital.

The shooting occurred the parking lot, but police found a second victim inside the restaurant where he had taken refuge.

Police spokesman Jean-Pierre Braban said he suffered injuries to his upper and lower body, but will survive.

Witnesses reported seeing two black men flee the scene. Both victims are known to police.

Cops have not said whether the shooters knew the victims, or speculated on a possible motive for the attack.