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45-year-old man charged with killing 16-year-old boy in Toronto shooting: police

Police on scene at Glendower Court and Birchmount Road in Scarborough. A teen died in hospital after a shooting June 15, 2024. Global News

A 45-year-old man has been charged with killing a 16-year-old boy in a shooting in east Toronto last weekend, police say. A second suspect remains outstanding.

Toronto police said officers responded to the Glendower Circuit and Birchmount Road area, near Finch Avenue East in Scarborough, at 1:49 p.m. on Saturday.

Police said that there was an altercation that resulted in a shooting, with two shooters involved.

One suspect fled the area on foot, while the other fled in a white-coloured SUV, police said.

Shortly after, the victim — 16-year-old Kayelin Rider-Downey — was located at a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police added.

Kayelin Rider-Downey, 16.
Kayelin Rider-Downey, 16. TPS

Police have since announced that one arrest has been made in connection with the case, while the second suspect remains outstanding.

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Toronto resident Kevin Lindo, 45, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday.

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A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for 29-year-old Toronto resident Leon Foster, who is wanted for first-degree murder.

Police said Foster is “considered armed and dangerous.”

“If located, do not approach, call 9-1-1 immediately,” police said.

Leon Foster, 29, is wanted for first-degree murder. Handout / Toronto Police

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