Two Men Wanted in Shooting Investigation,
55 Beverly Hills Drive,
Two arrests made so far,
Broadcast time: 13:15
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force
Case #: 2020-1064718
The Toronto Police Service is appealing to the public to help locate two wanted men as part of a shooting investigation.
At approximately 11.20 p.m., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, officers responded to a shooting call at 55 Beverly Hills Drive, Toronto.
It is alleged:
- a large group of people were attending a memorial service in memory of homicide victim Dimarjio Jenkins
- many people attending the gathering were outside the back of the venue in a parking lot near Highway 401
- a dark coloured vehicle that was driving westbound on Highway 401 pulled onto the shoulder alongside the parking lot
- the occupant/occupants of the vehicle discharged a firearm towards the crowd
- ten people in the group outside brandished firearms and some returned fire in the direction of the highway
- the vehicle then fled westbound on Highway 401
- some of the people in the parking lot continued to fire shots after the vehicle had driven away
- numerous vehicles were driving on the highway at the time and could have been easily hit with stray rounds
- more than 60 shell casing of various calibres were recovered from the scene
Two men – both in their 20s - suffered gunshot wounds sustained in the parking lot and presented themselves at hospital where they were treated for their injuries.
Through further investigation by members of the Centralized Shooting Response Teams, it is further alleged that these subjects had been in possession of firearms and had been discharging them towards Highway 401 during the incident.
Gaddiel O'Neil Ledinek, 24, of Milton, was arrested and charged with:
1. Discharge Firearm with Intent to Wound Endanger Life
2. Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
3. Careless Use of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
6. Fail to Comply with Recognizance
Traequan Mahoney, 20, of Brampton, was arrested and charged with:
1. Discharge Firearm With Intent to Wound Endanger Life
2. Aggravated Assault
3. Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Careless Use of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
5. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
6. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
7. Failing to Comply with Recognizance
Both are scheduled to appear at court at 1000 Finch Avenue West, on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. respectively.
With the assistance of specialized assets within the Toronto Police Service and the Peel Regional Police Service, investigators have also identified two additional subjects in the parking lot who are also alleged to have discharged firearms during the incident.
Warrants have been issued for the arrests of Terrell Burke Whittaker, 24, of Brampton, and Javontae Johnson, 18, of Pickering.
Investigators are actively trying to locate them and urge anyone with any information about there whereabouts to contact police.
Video has been released in a bid to identify those involved.
A news conference was held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, and can be viewed on YouTube.
Anyone who recognizes people in the video, or has any information about the shooting, should contact officers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2510, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Steve Watts, Organized Crime Enforcement