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.


Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

2 thoughts on “Man found guilty of manslaughter in Shoppers killing”

  1. Wow, this tale has everything.
    (Had to read the report twice!)

    Heroes, villains, angels, demons.

    And, including “divine intervention” – washing over the court room to deliver a manslaughter verdict – and a distraught mother’s prayers answered.

    So many capers, so little time.

    To be continued.

    (Are screen writers they lining up as we speak?)

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