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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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