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2 men charged with 1st-degree murder in connection with 2021 Ajax shooting

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Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting in Ajax last year, police say.

Durham Regional Police said that at around 12 a.m. on June 2, 2021, officers responded to a home on Smith Lane, in the area of Westney Road and Magill Drive.

Police said 29-year-old Ajax resident Trurell Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

Read more: 29-year-old man dies in hospital after Ajax shooting

He was taken to a Toronto trauma centre and later died.

In an update, police said two suspects were arrested Wednesday.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jordan Mendez and 30-year-old Leighton Hopkinson, both from Toronto, have been charged with first-degree murder.

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Anyone with information on the shooting is being asked to contact police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5421 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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