Two teenagers charged with murder in death of TSN employee

Feb 22 2019, 6:43 pm

Two teenagers from Toronto have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of TSN employee Jon Gayle-West.

On December 12 around 6 pm, police found Gayle-West in the front seat of a crashed vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of Islington Avenue and St. Andrews Blvd. in Etobicoke.

The 29-year-old from Oshawa was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was the city’s 93rd homicide of 2018, which had a record total of 96 homicides.

According to police, on Wednesday, February 20, 18-year-old Samir Adem and 18-year-old Salman Ahmed, both of Toronto, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the killing.

Both teens appeared in court on Thursday.

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Gayle-West was an employee at the sports network TSN and worked on programs like Bar Down, SportsCentre with Jay and Dan, with TSN 1050 radio and in the newsroom.

Following his passing, Gayle-West was described as “one of the friendliest and most ambitious people in the building” by his employers on social media.

“Jon was very well-liked by those who worked with him. He will be missed,” the sports network said in a tweet.