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Attempt Murder investigation,
McCowan Road and Alton Towers Circle area,
2018 playground shooting,
Man arrested and charged

Broadcast time: 12:40
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

42 Division

Case #: 2018-1081199

A man wanted since 2018 for the attempted murder of two girls has been arrested.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Chief Mark Saunders announced the arrest of T’Quan Robertson, 25, who was sought by the Toronto Police Service for the shooting which took place at a playground in the McCowan Road and Alton Towers Circle area.

The news conference can be viewed on YouTube.

It is alleged that:

- on Thursday, June 14, 2018, just before 5:01 p.m., three men pulled up in a car by a small park in the area

- two of the men got out of the vehicle and ran towards the playground where around 11 children were playing at the time

- both opened fire on another man who was also in the park

- two girls, aged 5 and 9, suffered gunshot wounds and had to undergo surgery for their injuries

- all three men fled the scene

Sheldon Eriya, 23, and Tarrick Rhoden, 25, were previously arrested and charged in connection with the shooting. T’Quan Robertson remained outstanding and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.

Crime Stoppers Toronto and the Bolo program issued a $75,000 reward for anonymous information leading to the arrest of Robertson.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Inspector Joe Matthews from the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, provided an update on the investigation.

The Gun and Gang Task Force, with the assistance of the Emergency Task Force, executed a Criminal Code search warrant in Whitchurch-Stouffville, in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28, 2020, for a separate firearms investigation.

It is alleged:

- several occupants were at the address including Robertson and Alexander Fountain who was wanted for Homicide #15/2017.

T’Quan Robertson, 25, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. two counts of Attempt Murder
2. two counts of Aggravated Assault
3. two counts of Conspiracy to commit murder
4. two counts of Discharge Firearm
5. two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle

He was scheduled to appear at Old City Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28. 2020, room 103.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Joe Matthews, Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, Organized Crime Enforcement Unit