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Canada-wide warrant issued for Toronto man wanted for first degree murder

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Daily Hive Staff Sep 18, 2017 4:26 am 2,078

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Toronto resident Akil Whyte.

Whyte is wanted for the first-degree murder of 33-year-old Leonard Pinnock, of Hamilton, which took place in April.

According to police, on April 22 at 9:30 pm, gunshots were heard at Dufferin Street and Bowie Avenue. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, a man was found in a vehicle with injuries and was pronounced dead. Police say Pinnock was sitting in his car waiting for a friend.

In May, police released footage from the shooting, hoping to identify the suspects in the case.

And on Monday afternoon, Homicide Detective Sergeant Joyce Schertzer held a news conference, announcing Whyte, 24, is wanted in relation to this case.

Police warn that Whyte is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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