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TPS arrest man for three homicides including shooting which killed 12-year-old boy,
Cjay Hobbs, 27, charged with three counts of first-degree murder

Broadcast time: 16:28
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2020-2114189

The Toronto Police Service's Homicide Unit has announced a third person has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy, as well as two further homicides.

Inspector Hank Idsinga confirmed a 27-year-old man was arrested today and charged with first-degree murder following a shooting which killed Dante Andreatta Marroquin on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

See previous news release.

Investigators also believe he is responsible for two other homicides – Dimarjio Jenkins who is known as Houdini (#30/2020) and Hamdi Zakarie (#56/2020) who was shot while putting his baby in the car.

“This has been an extensive investigation which has led us all the way to Halifax to find 27-year-old Cjay Hobbs who we allege was the getaway driver in all three homicides”, said Inspector Idsinga.

“This arrest would not be possible without the diligent and dedicated work of Homicide investigators, as well as support from the Centralized Shooting Response Team. Our work does not stop here and we will continue to find those responsible and provide the families with the answers they deserve.”

Cjay Hobbs, 27, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Three counts of First-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear at Toronto North, 1000 Finch Avenue West, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The investigations into the identity of the shooters in the Dimarjio Jenkins and Hamdi Zakarie murders continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, 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 Hank Idsinga, Homicide