Image released of suspect wanted in fatal shooting at Toronto plaza parking lot
Toronto police have released security footage of a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man in the city’s east end last week.
Police said officers responded to a call of a shooting at 1:41 p.m. on Oct. 3 at a plaza parking lot on 7 Bonis Avenue near Birchmount road just north of Sheppard Avenue East.
The shooting victim, identified as Elliott Reid-Doyle of Toronto, was transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition but later died.
Det. Leslie Dunkley said the suspect had entered an establishment in the plaza and was leaving when he had a brief interaction with the victim.
“It was a verbal interaction between them, resulting in the suspect brandishing a firearm, firing shots,” Dunkley said.
“From our investigation, I can tell you we don’t believe that they knew each other prior to the incident and the shooting was a result of that interaction that they had with each other.”
Police placed a number of schools in the area on lockdown as a precaution following the incident.
“We know there is a number of schools in the vicinity and it would have been lunch time at that particular time, so that does raise a concern for us,” Dunkley said.
“The fact that someone is brandishing a firearm and in possession of a firearm and he’s willing to use it.”
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Police said the suspect is described as 18 to 23 years of age, five-feet-10-inches and six-feet-two-inches tall, skinny build with cornrows. He was last seen wearing dark-coloured track suit.
Authorities said the man is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
The shooting marked Toronto’s 83th homicide of 2018.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
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