2 charged with 2nd-degree murder of man at north-end Toronto dispensary

Dwayne McMillan is seen in an undated photo.
Dwayne McMillan is seen in an undated photo. Handout / Toronto Police Service

Toronto police say two suspects have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a man at an illegal dispensary in the city’s north end earlier this month.

Officers and paramedics were called to the Keele Street and Canarctic Drive area, south of Steeles Avenue West, at around 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 2 after 44-year-old Dwayne McMillan was found unconscious with injuries to his upper body. McMillan died at the scene.

Det. Paul Worden told Global News Thursday night that McMillan was working as a security guard for an illegal marijuana dispensary operating above a legitimate car detailing business. He said investigators believe McMillan died after a failed robbery attempt because it happened before the business closed.

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“We basically tracked them down through video surveillance at the plaza and more video surveillance throughout the neighbourhood as we tracked the vehicle fleeing,” Worden said.

Police said two suspects were arrested earlier on Thursday. Worden said two others, who were captured on video, are wanted on the same charges and appealed for them to surrender to police.

“If they don’t turn themselves in, we’ll release [the video] next week and have the public assist us,” he said.

Nineteen-year-old Jahnoye Carpenter and a 16-year-old boy, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, were charged with second-degree murder and arson to property.

The accused are scheduled to appear in a Toronto court Friday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.


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