A gun smuggler who supplied handguns to a Weston-area gang busted in 2018, has pleaded guilty.
Harris Poyser, 59, of Scarborough, admitted to his role in smuggling 60 cheap guns from Florida to Toronto, where they were distributed with help from members of the Five Point Generalz gang, originally based out of Weston. Poyeser faces a sentence of 10–15 years.
In 2018, police arrested 75 people in “Project Patton”, which included raids at 33 King. Some of the “highest ranking members” of the Five Point Generalz, were arrested in the raids.
At the time, the police said, “This investigation was based on intelligence that led investigators to suspect that the Five Point Generals were operating as a criminal organization and that they were involved in illegal activities that posed a direct threat to community safety,” he said. “…We allege that the Five Point Generals are a dangerous street gang that, while having roots in the area surrounding Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W., its criminal activities extended throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and into other parts of the country, the United States and even as far away as the Caribbean.”
The police have identified the man found murdered in Weston. He is Rohan Rose, 36.
Rose’s body was dumped at the former hospital site by a dark-coloured sedan at about 2:15 in the morning today. The police have released surveillance video.
Rose had been shot multiple times in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Toronto Sun says that Rose had a history with the family of Ephraim Brown, 11, who was murdered in a shootout between two rival gang members. They say he made a “throat-slashing gesture” at the victim’s sister.
A man was found early this morning near the Church Street hospital site suffering from gunshot wounds. The police say that officers on patrol found the man with no vital signs on a snow bank, and he was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. The police are asking for help from anyone who may have information.
Woodward Ave & Uphill Ave
– call came in @ 2:27 am
– officers located a man suffering from gun shot wounds
– man w/o vital signs
– @TorontoMedics o/s, man was pronounced @ the scene
– @TPSHomicide has taken over the investigation
– any info call 4168087400#GO438661