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Video of suspect in fatal Toronto steakhouse shooting released by police

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WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police homicide squad investigators released surveillance video taken Saturday evening inside Michael’s on Simcoe showing a suspect wanted in connection with the investigation into the death of Simon Giannini – Sep 20, 2017

Toronto police have released video of a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a local real estate broker at a downtown steakhouse.

Simon Giannini was having dinner at Michael’s on Simcoe Saturday evening when he was shot. He was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition where he later died.

Det. Shannon Dawson said in an update Wednesday that it appears Giannini was targeted. In a series of security video clips released by investigators, Dawson said the suspect can be seen entering the restaurant and having a brief conversation with staff before entering the dining room. Video of the shooting wasn’t released by police.

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The suspect can then be seen running out of the restaurant. Police said he ran south on Simcoe Street, got into the passenger’s side of a light-coloured SUV and left westbound on Pearl Street.

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Dawson said although the suspect’s clothing appeared light in the video, witnesses told police the suspect was wearing dark-coloured clothes. She asked for people to take a close look at the video.

“When looking at this video, don’t just think about the colour but think about the emblem (on the jacket),” Dawson said, noting the B-shaped emblem.

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New video released of suspect in Toronto steakhouse shooting – Sep 20, 2017

She said witnesses described the suspect as male, standing between five-foot-seven and five-foot-ten and having a medium build.

Gianinni was a well-known real estate broker with an established brand in the GTA. In addition to having his face on billboards across the city, he hosted a real estate program on a local community television station and previously purchased airtime on local radio stations, including NEWSTALK 1010 and Corus Radio’s AM640.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Dawson at 416-808-7400 ext. 77411, 52 Division at 418-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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