Category Archives: Guns/Shooting/Fatal shooting/Prohibited weapon

TORONTO: Franklin Afrifa arrested in killing of Olatoyebi Waheed; Benard Asante still at large


Police are searching for Benard Asante, aka Benard Kissi, 24, of Toronto in connection to a fatal drive-by shooting near Jane and Eglinton earlier this week. Police have arrested Franklin Afrifa, 25, on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Asante is wanted on the same charges.

Man arrested in fatal drive-by shooting

One man has been arrested and police are still searching for a second in connection to the shooting on Aug. 19, which killed a Toronto man.

By:  Staff Reporter, Published on Sun Aug 24 2014

A man has been arrested and one man is still wanted in connection to a fatal drive-by shooting earlier this week.

EMS was called to the area of Jane St. and Eglinton Ave. W. around 6:45 p.m. on Monday, to what appeared to be a targeted drive-by shooting on a busy North York street.

Olatoyebi Waheed, 24, of Toronto, was killed in the shooting, and a 23-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Toronto Police executed two search warrants at residential addresses in Toronto on Sunday.

Franklin Afrifa, 25, of Toronto, was arrested at one of the homes. He faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder, and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Police are still searching for Benard Asante, also known as Benard Kissi, 24, of Toronto. He is wanted on the same charges.

Asante is described as black, five feet five inches, and 130 lbs. He has his hair in cornrows. Continue reading

VANCOUVER: Jeffrey Chang targeted in drive-by shooting, Mia Deakin injured

By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun June 11, 2014

Two men targeted in separate weekend shootings in Vancouver are from rival gangs that have been warring with each other across the region for years.

The Vancouver Sun has learned the target of an East Hastings drive-by shooting Sunday that left 28-year-old Mia Deakin wounded was gangster Jeffrey Chang.

Chang, 27, is involved in the Wolf Pack gang alliance and has been the subject of several recent warnings from police about threats to his life, sources said. Continue reading

2013: Ziad Akl charged with armed assault

Laval police charge Shutter Island actor with armed assault

Laval police charge Shutter Island actor with armed assault

By Robert Frank, January 16th, 2013

Investigators want to find 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter turned actor Ziad Akl and his brother Elias Akl, 40, whose family resides in Laval.

Ziad appeared with Leonardo Dicaprio credited as the menacing “tattooed man” in Martin Scorsese’s psychological thriller Shutter Island, and as an inmate with Christian Bale in the movie The Fighter.
Const. Nathalie Lorrain told The Suburban in an interview that on Dec. 26, 2009, security cameras recorded the Akl brothers brutally beating an employee of the Red Light, a local after-hours club located at 1755 Lierre in Vimont.
She added that third man, Ahmed Farah Muhudin, has already been convicted for having stabbed the employee repeatedly with knife during the incident.
Laval police believe that Ziad might be living in the United States. In 2008, the Eagle Tribune, a suburban Boston newspaper, reported that Akl worked at his family’s Getty service station on route 28 in Salem, New Hampshire. Continue reading

TORONTO: Shaquille Belle, Trevon Foo and Marcus Weise sentenced as adults in execution-style murder of Tyrone Bracken

Trio behind execution-style murder sentenced as adults 



Tyrone Bracken’s killers received the toughest sentence youths can receive Tuesday for the tragic, execution-style slaying of the 16-year-old who predicted his own demise.

Gunman Shaquille Belle, Trevon Foo and Marcus Weise were convicted last year of first-degree murder and Justice Ian Nordheimer sentenced them as adults, which means a life sentence with no parole for 10 years. The murderers can now be identified. Continue reading

TORONTO: Nahom Tsegazab sentenced in Danzig Street shooting case

Tamara Cherry, CTV Toronto
Published Friday, April 11, 2014 11:27AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, April 11, 2014 3:18PM EDT

A Toronto man has pleaded guilty to eight charges in connection with the July 2012 Danzig Street shooting that left two people dead and injured two others.

Nahom Tsegazab pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter and six counts of aggravated assault at a court hearing on Friday.

The shooting occurred at a neighbourhood barbecue outside a community housing complex on Danzig Street in Toronto’s east end. Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, were killed in the cross-fire. Continue reading

Ontario Federation of Labour and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations arrange press conference for family of Sammy Yatim


Gary Pieters is the president of The Urban Alliance on Race Relations. He is also a vice-principal with the Toronto District School Board

Toronto rally to demand action on police shootings
TORONTO — The Canadian Press

Published Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013, 7:26 AM EDT

Last updated Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013, 2:47 PM EDT
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Representatives for the families of seven people killed in police shootings in Ontario will join together today in Toronto to call for action to prevent other fatal police encounters.

The family of Sammy Yatim, who died last month after being shot by police on a streetcar, is scheduled to appear at a press conference arranged by the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

ALOK MUKHERJEE Police board chair asks for answers in Sammy Yatim shooting

The noon press conference is expected to be followed by a rally at the downtown Yonge-Dundas Square, where people will call for justice for Yatim., who was 18.

Blair says he’s asked O’Connor to make recommendations and examine best practices from around the world, citing public concern about police use of force and response to emotionally disturbed people.

Toronto: Christopher Kotsopoulos shot to death near Queensway and Windermere Avenue

Police identify west-end homicide victim
Vidya Kauri 
The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Aug. 06 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

Last updated Tuesday, Aug. 06 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

Toronto police have identified the victim of a homicide that took place Monday.

Christopher Kotsopoulos, 26, was found with an obvious gunshot wound to his chest in a Toronto housing complex near The Queensway and Windermere Avenue, according to Toronto police spokeswoman Constable Wendy Drummond. Continue reading

Surrey: Man critically wounded in Surrey shooting is stepson of murdered gangster Sandip Duhre

One of two Surrey shooting victims related to murdered gangster Sandip Duhre

By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun August 3, 2013

Police investigate after a shootout between two vehicles in Surrey sent two men to hospital on August 2, 2013.
Photograph by: Submitted , Gangster Spotlight

METRO VANCOUVER — A young man critically wounded in a Surrey shooting Friday afternoon is the stepson of murdered gangster Sandip Duhre, The Vancouver Sun has learned.

The young Surrey man and his friend were wounded during a shoot-out between two vehicles in the 5800-block of 126th Street at around 2:45 p.m., Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger said.

The Duhre relative was struck in the chest and had a punctured lung. Continue reading

Warrant issued for “White” suspect Jugraj Singh


This is 51 Division’s latest version of “Project Captivate.” They are requesting the public’s
assistance locating a wanted man.
A warrant has been issued for Jugraj Singh, 28, of Toronto, for:
1) Assault with a weapon
2) Assault
3) Theft Under
He is described as white, 6’8”, 200 lbs., brown eyes, long black hair with a long beard.

Toronto: Nisan Nirmalendran shot while allegedly using woman as human shield

Man appears to use woman as human shield before being fatally shot: Toronto cops
By The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – 18 hours ago

TORONTO – Toronto police say a man killed in a fatal shooting appeared to use a female bystander as a human shield after gunshots rang out at a downtown seniors’ residence Thursday night.

Det. Sgt. Terry Browne says “disturbing” security video from the scene shows a female resident who was entering the building at the time becoming trapped in the front vestibule with both the shooter and the victim.

Browne says it looks like the shooting victim was trying to use the woman as a shield during the shooting, during which gunshots shattered a lobby window.

The man who was shot has been identified as Nisan Nirmalendran, 21, of Toronto, whom police say they have had contact with in the past, but did not elaborate. Continue reading