Toronto police responded to multiple reports of the sound of gunfire at King Street and Blue Jays Way on May 26th, shortly after 4:00pm.
Police arrived to find a 21-year-old man in life-threatening condition, a 15-year-old male suffering from serious injuries and an adult female in serious condition. The three victims were rushed to hospital where the 21-year-old died of his injuries. Police Chief Mark Saunders said the female victim was an innocent bystander. Police said the teen and the 27-year-old woman are expected to recover.
According to reports police said the suspect fled the scene in a blue vehicle, southbound on Blue Jays Way, westbound on Front Street and then northbound on Spadina Avenue.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
Update May 27th
Toronto police have identified the victim as Toronto rapper Dimarjio Jenkins who went by the name “Houdini.”
Update May 28th
Police said bullets narrowly missed a 6-year-old boy and his mother when the shooting occurred. The investigation has revealed the shooter opened fire with a handgun that had a high capacity 30 round magazine. Two associates of Jenkins returned fire, creating an active gunfight on Blue Jays Way. Jenkins and his associated fled northbound to an alley. When the 15-year-old male discarded a handgun on the sidewalk that had jammed. That was the recovered firearm police found on the day of the shooting.
The suspects were seen fleeing the area in a newer model, 4-door, blue Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. Police are asking for the publics’ help in identifying the suspects. View the security video showing the timeline of events, please click here, and for the footage from outside of the hotel please click here.
Update June 3rd
Police obtained judicial authorization to identify a Young Person, however the authorization expired on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 7 a.m.
The, 17 year old youth, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for:
1. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Without Holding a Licence
2. Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
3. Discharge Firearm with Intent to Wound
4. Possess Firearm while Prohibited
5. Fail to Comply Undertaking
6. Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial number
7. Fail to Comply with Prohibition Order
Update November 17th
TPS have announced that a 27-year-old Cjay Hobbs was arrested today and charged with the murder of Dimarjio Jenkins.
Investigators also believe he is responsible for two other homicides – Hamdi Zakarie (#56/2020) who was shot while putting his baby in the car, and Dante Sebastian Andreatta, 12 who was shot while grocery shopping with his mom (#62/2020)
Inspector Hank Idsinga said “This has been an extensive investigation which has led us all the way to Halifax to find 27-year-old Cjay Hobbs who we allege was the getaway driver in all three homicides”.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.