Man and woman arrested in shooting investigation,
Oak Street and Sackville Street,
Security camera video released
Broadcast time: 09:25
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Case #: 2018-31049
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two arrests in an investigation into a shooting in the Regent Park area.
It is alleged that:
- on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at approximately 2:40 a.m., in the Oak Street and Sackville Street area, a dark-coloured SUV arrived in a laneway
- two of the passengers in the vehicle exited and exchanged words at the rear of the vehicle
- one person shot the other
- the suspect then got back into the vehicle and the vehicle sped off
It is further alleged that:
- the 23-year-old man, the victim of the shooting, was able to run into the rear yard of a nearby townhouse where he was located with a gunshot wound
- he was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition
- his condition has now been upgraded to stable
The victim has been uncooperative with investigators and has not been assisting with the investigation despite being familiar with his attacker.
Investigators at 51 Division continued with the investigation into this shooting and were allegedly able to identify two suspects who have since been arrested and charged.
Multiple search warrants were executed on two Toronto addresses and a vehicle.
Devon Henry, 26, of Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with:
1) Attempt Murder
2) Discharge firearm with intent to endanger life
3) Unauthorized possession of a firearm
4) Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
5) Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
6) Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
7) Fail to Comply Recognizance
8) Fail to Comply Probation
He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m., room 501.
Babitha Christian, 29, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:
1) Accessory after the fact to Commit Indictable Offence - Attempt Murder
She is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, February 5, 2018, 10 a.m., room 505.
Although these arrests have been made, the investigation is continuing and investigators would like to hear from any witnesses who may have knowledge of this incident or who happened to be in the area at the time.
The video can be viewed on YouTube, which shows a portion of the incident taking place.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Scott Spratt, 51 Division