Monday, May 9, 2016
Four black alleged gang members charged in fatal shooting of Charles Shillingford: Black Lives Matter BLM
Toronto Police Staff-Insp. Greg McLane say the four men are allegedly members of a street gang called Hearts of King, which has ties to Toronto and the East Coast.
Shillingford, 25, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest early on Oct. 31, 2015.
Police responding to a call for a collision in the Yonge-College Sts. area found the Toronto resident in his Chrysler 300. The victim died a short time later in hospital.
McLane said Shillingford was shot on Charles St. and got into the collision as he tried to drive away.
Jahmal Joseph Richardson, 31, who was arrested in Oakville; two Nova Scotia residents — Mitchell Mannette, 20, and Denzell Desmond, 19; and Kyle Sparks-MacKinnon, 26, of Toronto, are accused of murdering Shillingford.
Sparks-MacKinnon already faces second-degree and attempted murder charges in the 2016 deaths of David Eminess, 26, and Quinn Taylor, 29 — who were shot on Spadina Ave. north of Dundas St. W. in Chinatown on Jan. 31. He was arrested Feb. 11.
“He was charged with these two homicides in 2016, and as a result of ongoing investigations, he was charged with the one in 2015,” McLane explained.
McLane alleged that Shillingford was targeted, but would not elaborate on a motive.
He called on people who have knowledge about the killing to come forward to police.