Det. Leslie Dunkley released a surveillance camera clip of the suspect in Reid-Doyles murder ordering some food at a shop at 7 Bonis Avenue on the afternoon of Oct. 3 at about 1:30 p.m.
Less than a minute later, Dunkley says, the suspect was outside and ran into Reid-Doyle. Words were exchanged, shots were fired and Reid-Doyle was pronounced dead in hospital less than one hour later.
But Dunkley did not mention this at Friday's news conference. He only said that the victim and the suspect had "an interaction" in the plaza's parking lot shortly after the suspect was caught on the video released Friday. The suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and fired several shots, Dunkley said.
We dont believe that they knew each other prior to the incident and the shooting was a result of that interaction that they had with each other.
The suspect is described as a black male, aged 18 to 23, who stands between 5'10" and 6'2" with a skinny build. He was wearing his hair in cornrows and had a dark-coloured tracksuit on. He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, said Dunkley.
I urge the suspect in this case to contact a lawyer and turn himself in, Dunkley said Friday. Its just a matter of time before we locate you.
Police have released few details about the homicide at this point, only saying that witnesses reported seeing a suspect fleeing southbound on Birchmount Road.
Dunkley said officers have obtained other surveillance footage from that day, but are not prepared to release any of it.
A number of elementary and high schools in the area were placed in lock down for several hours after the incident.
The suspect was described as a black male, standing five-feet-eleven inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing all dark clothing that day, along with a number of gold rings on his left hand.
Police said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached if seen.
A male suspect wanted in the Oct. 3 shooting death of Elliott Reid-Doyle in Scarborough is shown in a surveillance camera image. (TPS)
Police have released a photo of 18-year-old Elliott Reid-Doyle, who was shot and killed in Scarborough on Wednesday. (Toronto Police Service/ handout)
Back on the day of the shooting, police said Reid-Doyle was in the company of two or three other men at the time he was shot.
On Friday morning, Toronto Police released surveillance camera footage of the man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Elliott Reid-Doyle.
Toronto police have released security footage of a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man in the city’s east end last week.
Police said officers responded to a call of a shooting at 1:41 p.m. on Oct. 3 at a plaza parking lot on 7 Bonis Avenue near Birchmount road just north of Sheppard Avenue East.
The shooting victim, identified as Elliott Reid-Doyle of Toronto, was transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition but later died.
Det. Leslie Dunkley said the suspect had entered an establishment in the plaza and was leaving when he had a brief interaction with the victim.
“It was a verbal interaction between them, resulting in the suspect brandishing a firearm, firing shots,” Dunkley said.
“From our investigation, I can tell you we dont believe that they knew each other prior to the incident and the shooting was a result of that interaction that they had with each other.”
“We know there is a number of schools in the vicinity and it would have been lunch time at that particular time, so that does raise a concern for us,” Dunkley said.
“The fact that someone is brandishing a firearm and in possession of a firearm and hes willing to use it.”
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Police said the suspect is described as 18 to 23 years of age, five-feet-10-inches and six-feet-two-inches tall, skinny build with cornrows. He was last seen wearing dark-coloured track suit.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
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