Brampton teen arrested in connection to shooting of Toronto rapper ‘Houdini’
Published August 13, 2022 at 2:20 pm
A man wanted in relation to a May 2020 shooting in Toronto was arrested after officers investigated the vehicle he was a passenger of in Mississauga.
Officers from Peel Regional Police (PRP) Strategic and Tactical Enforcement Policing (STEP) were in the area of Eglinton Ave. East and Dixie Rd. last week when they investigated a vehicle parked near an establishment.
Two guns were located inside the vehicle. Police also discovered that a 19-year-old male passenger from Brampton currently had a Canada-wide warrant issued against him in relation to the Dimarjio Jenkins homicide investigation.
21-year-old Jenkins was killed on May 26, 2020 during a shooting at 375 King St. West in Toronto. He was a rapper in the city and known by his stage name ‘Houdini’.
Considering the 19-year-old from Brampton was a youth at the time of the shooting incident, police can not release his identity under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Specialized Enforcement Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 3515.
Peel Regional Police’s STEP initiative works to reduce gun and gang activity within the cities of Mississauga and Brampton.
In April 2022, PRP received funding support in the amount of $1.5 million over three years from the Ontario Government through the Gun and Gang strategy.
STEP officers deploy in geographical areas that have the highest statistical concentration of gang, gun, and drug activity throughout Peel Region, conducting proactive patrols to enhance police visibility and assist with community safety and wellbeing.
“Addressing gun and gang violence is a priority issue of the PRP STEP initiative,” Peel Police said. “This dedicated unit of officers’ primary focus is preventative measures, intelligence gathering, investigations and enforcement of gun, gang and drug offences.”
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