Arrest warrant issued for suspect in deadly May shooting in Etobicoke

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in deadly May shooting in Etobicoke
Police name suspect in May shooting death of Christopher Reid
Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a 43-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Etobicoke this past spring.

The victim, 38-year-old Christopher Reid, was found with gunshot wounds at the scene of a single-vehicle accident near Kipling Avenue and Longfield Road just before noon on May 10.

At a news conference held one day after the homicide, police released surveillance footage which showed that Reids vehicle was travelling behind a vehicle driven by his assailant.

At the time, police said that Reid was travelling about 12 to 14 seconds behind the suspects vehicle, which they described as a distinctive BMW X6.

Reid was shot after he pulled up alongside the suspects vehicle, which had come to a sudden stop in the middle of Longfield Road.

Reid sped away from the scene following the shooting but then struck a fence, and ended up on the lawn of a home nearby.

In a news release issued on Friday afternoon, police said that they have recovered a vehicle that they believe is associated to the homicide and have issued an arrest warrant for Richie Blackwood, 43.

Police say that Blackwood also goes by the aliases Anthony White, Randy Richards, Jason Michael Carter and Stitch Blackwood.

He is described as five-foot-eight, 160 lbs. with a medium build and a large mole on the tip of his nose. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of a diamond with the words "blood line famous money" and another tattoo on his left forearm, of flowers.

Richie Blackwood, 43, is shown in this handout photo. Blackwood is wanted for second-degree murder in the shooting of Christopher Reid.

Police said they received a call for a single vehicle collision on May 7, at around 11:55 a.m. in the Kipling Avenue and Longfield Road area.

When crews arrived they found the driver, Christopher Reid, suffering from gunshot wounds. Three days later Reid died in hospital.

Detectives later determined that Reids vehicle, a black Hyundai Elantra, was travelling behind the suspect vehicle for some time before it stopped in the middle of the road and Reid pulled up beside it.

Police say the driver of the suspect vehicle, a late model while BMW X6, then opened fire. Reids vehicle travelled about 150 metres from the scene of the shooting before crashing into a fence and ended up on the lawn of a home.

Blackwood is described as five foot eight and 160 pounds with a medium build and a large mole on the tip of his nose. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder with the words: “blood line famous money” and an image of a diamond, as well as a tattoo on his left forearm of flowers.

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