Three people charged with murder of Brampton man


Published February 16, 2021 at 10:39 pm


Three people have been charged with the murder of Brampton’s Michael Opong Berchie.

The 23-year-old was gunned down in his car along the streets of Toronto on February 8.

At the time, Toronto Police said Berchie and another person were driving along Lawrence Ave. W. near Caledonia Rd. when a car pulled up alongside and the occupants started shooting.

When police and emergency crews arrived at the scene they found Berchie suffering from the gunshot wounds and took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Following an extensive investigation, Toronto police arrested three people on Saturday.

Kevon Shermar Foo, 24, Day Juan Francis, 21, and Jasanthan Kandiah, 21, all of Toronto have each been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and discharging a firearm with intent.

Following these arrests, police then raided a home in the Kipling Av. and Steeles Ave. W. area of Toronto where officers found a loaded automatic Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition.

Subsequently police charged Jessica Madeleine Roy, 20, of Toronto, with:

1. Three counts of careless storage of ammunition
2. Careless storage of a firearm
3. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
4. Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
5. Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition
6. Two counts of possession of a prohibited device

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