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Update: Shooting in Toronto’s Chinatown leaves Quinn Taylor & David “Mikey” Eminess dead

Toronto police say five people were shot and two have died in an shooting that happened Sunday January 31st at around 3am at Spadina Avenue and Nassau Street in Chinatown.

Toronto paramedics said they responded to four male victims, including one who was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were transported to hospital, one was in life threatening condition, he has since died, the last victim managed to make his own way to the hospital.

“Some sort of altercation occurred that prompted the shooting but we’re still early in the investigation,” said homicide Det. Mike Carbone.

Toronto paramedics said they responded to four male victims, including one who was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were transported to hospital, including one in life-threatening condition, who has since died, the last victim managed to make his own way to the hospital.

No suspects have been made and police aren’t ruling out gang violence.

**UPDATE**

Quinn Taylor 29 and  David Eminess 26, have been identified as the two homicide victims. Police do not believe the shooting to be gang related.

**UPDATE**

On Thursday Feburary 11th, Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon 25, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Update February 21 2017

Jahmal Richardson, 33, of Oakville was arrested on February 16th and charged with two counts of second degree murder, and two counts of attempted murder. Richardson is the suspected leader of the Heart of a King (HOK) gang.  Richardson was also charged in the 2015 death of Charles Shillingford.

Rocco Zito 87 shot dead by his son in-law Domenico Scopelliti

Toronto Police were called to a house for reports of a shooting on Playfair Avenue around 5 p.m. on Friday. Police released the name of the suspect Domenico Scopelliti at 11pm. Scopelliti  turned himself into Toronto police after hearing his name on the news.

Motive for the murder has not been determined.

Toronto police have charged Domenico Scopelliti 51 with first degree murder in the shooting death of his father in-law,  Rocco Zito 87.

Zito was suspected of having ties to the Calabrian mob. In 1980, Rocco Zito was convicted of manslaughter in the beating death of a photographer who apparently was connected to a loan sharking operation.

 

Beverly Littlecrow sudden death in Kinley

RCMP were called to the village of Kinley on January 24th. Officers found Beverly Littlecrow, 36, who was brought to hospital in Saskatoon where she was pronounced dead. RCMP said that after an investigation the death was considered to be suspicious.

On January 25th a man calling himself “Gab” wrote on Littlecrow’s Facebook page, saying he was her boyfriend and that he was destroyed by death. RCMP said Gabriel Faucher 44, was arrested in Saskatoon on February 2nd and charged with second degree murder.

 

Sukhchain Singh Brar, charged with the murder of his wife Gurpreet K. Brar

Police said the body of Gurpreet K. Brar 37 from Brampton, was found in a burnt out truck on January 31 in Plympton.  Investigators say Gurpreet Brar was a passenger in the vehicle, while one other occupant managed to get away safely.

OPP declared that they have charged Sukhchain Singh Brar, 50, the victims husband, with first degree murder causing death and fire.

Police have not said what happened to cause the fire.

Marwan Arab shot to death in Ottawa

On January 31, Police were called to a shooting at the Shifa Restaurant, at around 5:30 p.m. Marwan Arab, 20 has been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim was suffering from a serious gunshot wound to the chest but is expected to survive.

Police do not have a description of a suspect. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Eight month old baby girl dead

On January 29 police received a call reporting an unresponsive infant at around 8am.  The baby girl was rushed to hospital where she died.

An autopsy was conducted and investigators believe the baby was asphyxiated.

Saskatoon police arrested the 27 year old man, and charged him with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessities of life.

George James Gerard dies from his injuries

Police were called to Casablanca Apartments in Thunder Bay on January 28th, about a disturbance in progress. When police arrived they found Nicholas Necan assaulting George Gerrard. Gerard was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.

Nicholas Joseph Necan 37, was charged Friday in the death of George James Gerard 60.

Dennis Adolph found dead at 4-Seasons Motel

On January 26th Police and EMS received a 911 call of a person in cardiac arrest. On arrival they found a 49 year old Dennis Adolph dead at the 4 Seasons Motel on the East Trans-Canada Highway.

Police have not released the mans name, cause of death or any suspects.

Update: Police said that Gordon Paul Camille, 65, of Kamloops was arrested on February 5th, and has been charged with murder.

Alex Lefkove 19 charged with manslaughter after death of Christine Grube Lefkove 58

Police say Alex Lefkove 19, has been charged with manslaughter after the death of a 58 year old Christine Grube Lefkove, in North Vancouver.

Police say Christine Grube Lefkove was severely injured during a domestic dispute on January 25th, and died in the hospital two days later.

They aren’t disclosing the relationship between the victim and the accused, however said that they did indeed know each other.