Mississauga man accused in double murder among Canada’s most-wanted fugitives
Published May 1, 2023 at 1:59 pm
A Mississauga man being hunted by police on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with a double murder last summer at a Vaughan night club is among the country’s most-wanted fugitives.
Kensworth Alton Francis, 27, of Mississauga, believed to be originally from the Bahamas, is No. 7 on the latest edition of Canada’s Top 25 Most Wanted list.
Police say he’s considered to be “armed and dangerous.”
The most-recent list, compiled periodically by the BOLO Program, was made public today (May 1).
The program takes its name from a popular police term, “be on the lookout,” and seeks to “leverage social media, technology and innovative engagement to encourage citizens…to be on the lookout for Canada’s most wanted.”
Francis has been sought by York Regional Police since last July 23, a Saturday, when at about 3:30 a.m. two security guards working at the ATL Lounge on Hwy. 7 West in Vaughan were shot and killed during an altercation.
A third person, a 20-year-old woman who was a patron at the club, was also shot, but she survived.
Francis, who can be seen on security video footage below, is being sought on a Canada-wide warrant for two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
The slain security workers were identified as Tosin Amos-Arowoshegbe, 25, and Chibueze Momah, 22.
“An altercation took place in the lounge that led to the shooting. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arriving,” authorities said in a news release.
Police say that if anyone spots Francis, they are not to approach him, but rather call police immediately.
“The suspect is encouraged to seek legal counsel and turn himself in. Investigators are reminding the public that anyone providing assistance to the suspect may be subject to criminal charges,” police say.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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