Homicide investigators take over investigation into Toronto man’s slaying

Homicide investigators have taken over the investigation into a Toronto man who was shot in Brampton last week and died this week. The Globe and Mail reports that police have yet to determine the identity of the victim but said the incident involved three gunshot victims. A lawyer for the man’s family said his body would be released to them on Friday evening.

Neighbours told the CBC that they saw about a dozen officers outside a home in the community on Monday, while homicide investigators and search warrant squads moved in. Officers have yet to release details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting, but three police cruisers remained outside the home on Friday. The family lawyer, Marcus Mady, told the Toronto Star, “I don’t think we’ve found anything yet,” and called on police to release information about what happened.

The Sun earlier identified the victim as Shawn McBrayer. He had been involved in street racing and was recently arrested for evading police. Police had initially said that McBrayer was the gunman and fled the scene, but later retracted that claim. Mady added that he would be petitioning for a “closed death certificate,” which would allow the family to file a wrongful death lawsuit if they choose to do so.

Read the full story at CBC News.


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