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Two men charged in Shooting/Attempt Murder investigation,
Finch Avenue West and Duncanwood Drive area



Broadcast time: 09:25
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

31 Division
416-808-3100

Case #: 2018-775097


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two men charged in a Shooting and Attempt Murder investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Monday, April 30, 2018, at approximately 8 p.m., two male suspects attended a residential high-rise building in the Finch Avenue West and Duncanwood Drive area

- the men were armed with a semi-automatic handgun and were operating a motor vehicle

- the male victim was operating a motor vehicle in the area

- his wife and two young children, 1 and 2, were passengers in the vehicle

- the men followed the victim’s vehicle and discharged multiple rounds into the vehicle

- the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder

- the other people in the vehicle were uninjured

- the victim fled the area in his vehicle

Members of the Area Field Command Investigative Support Unit (AFCISU) started an investigation.

It is alleged that:

- the male suspects were identified

Investigators applied for, and were granted, Criminal Code Search Warrants for multiple addresses associated to the male suspects.

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, warrants were executed by AFCISU members, 23 and 31 Major Crime Unit officers, as well as 23 CRU officers. Both men were located and arrested without incident.

It is further alleged that:

- large quantities of marijuana and cocaine were seized during the execution of the search warrants

Tesfa Welsh-Hope, 27, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
2) Possess Prohibited Firearm Without Holding a License and Registration Certificate
3) Possess Prohibited Firearm Knowingly not Holding a License and Registration Certificate
4) Careless Storage of a Firearm
5) three counts of Possess Firearm While Prohibited
6) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
7) four counts of Attempt Murder
8) Use Firearm to Commit Indictable Offence
9) Fail to Comply with Recognizance
10) Possession for the Purpose Cocaine


Jeangat Nsiah, 23, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
2) Possess Prohibited Firearm Without Holding a License and Registration Certificate
3) Possess Prohibited Firearm Knowingly not Holding a License and Registration Certificate
4) Careless Storage of a Firearm
5) two counts of Possess Firearm While Prohibited
6) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
7) four counts of Attempt Murder
8) Use Firearm to Commit Indictable Offence
9) Fail to Comply with Recognizance
10) Possession for the Purpose Marihuana
11) Proceeds of Crime

Both men were scheduled to appear in count at Old City Hall, on Monday, May 14, 2018, 10 a.m., room 103.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, 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 Jason Taylor, Area Field Command Investigative Support Unit