Police have arrested and charged a person with first-degree homicide in connection to the taking pictures demise of a 30-year-old man who was attending a memorial close to the Canadian Nationwide Exhibition.
On Sept. 2, police have been known as to Coronation Park, south of Lake Shore Blvd. W. and throughout from the Princes’ Gates, for experiences of a number of gunshots within the space. They discovered Michael Lewis, 30, affected by gunshot wounds. He was pronounced useless on the scene.
Lewis, of Markham, was attending a memorial for a person who had been a murder sufferer 9 years in the past, Toronto Police Det. Amanda Thornton advised the Star on the time.
A memorial barbecue for Kamal Hercules, a 21-year-old man who had been shot useless outdoors a grocery retailer in 2009, was set to be held within the park that day.
Thornton on the time mentioned 4 males approached Lewis the place he stood within the picnic space of the park. They’d a brief dialog earlier than one of many males pulled out a handgun and shot Lewis a number of occasions at point-blank vary, she mentioned.
There have been round 30-40 folks attending the memorial, Thornton mentioned “They fled in all instructions.”
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Andrew Douglas, 25, of Toronto, was arrested on Thursday with the help of the Gun and Gang Job Pressure. He’s charged with first-degree homicide.
Lewis was scheduled to look in court docket at Outdated Metropolis Corridor on Friday at 10 a.m.
With information from Alexandra Jones
Marjan Asadullah is a breaking News reporter, figuring out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Comply with her on Twitter: @marjanasadullah