Murdered man identified

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.

The police are asking for the public’s help.

Man found murdered near HRRH

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.

Wanted man: Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith is wanted by the police for an attack in Weston.

The police allege that Smith, 24, broke into an apartment near Oak and Weston Road and assaulted a woman he knew. He is wanted for attempted murder, aggravated assault, and other serious charges.

Smith is “6’2, 160-170 lbs, short black hair, brown eyes and has a scar on his left cheek.”

Woman murdered

A 66-year-old woman was murdered last evening at 1765 Weston Road. She was found with serious injuries in an apartment on the upper floor. She was later pronounced dead in hospital.

A man fled the scene. At around midnight, he was captured near Peter and Queen St West.



Man found guilty of manslaughter in Shoppers killing

Christopher Gordon, 20, has been found guilty of manslaughter in the killing of David Blacquiere outside of Shoppers Drug Mart in Weston.

Blacquiere was 54, a father of four, and a hockey referee. He was stabbed to death in the parking lot of Shoppers around noon on November 15, 2017. The Star has an excellent article on the story.

It was a baffling scene in a case that resulted late Saturday in a verdict of manslaughter for 20-year-old Christopher Gordon….

The trial of Gordon heard that, according to eyewitnesses and security footage, Blacquiere, the 54-year-old father of four, who lived two hours north of Toronto in Angus, Ont., was stabbed during a violent altercation with a tall, skinny, young man after the two tumbled out of Blacquiere’s car just before noon on Nov. 14, 2017.

But as the investigation unfolded, Toronto police homicide Det. Sgt. Rob North came to a troubling realization: the part-time hockey referee had been stabbed to death by his crack dealer.