Man arrested in relation to 2018 Scarborough playground shooting

Jul 29 2020, 11:50 am

Toronto Police Service have made another arrest in relation to a 2018 playground shooting in Scarborough.

Police say 25-year-old T’Quan Robertson, who was was wanted since 2018 for discharging a firearm with intent, attempted murder, and two counts of aggravated assault, was arrested on July 28.

According to law enforcement, it is alleged that on Thursday, June 14, 2018, a man opened fire on another man who was in a small park  in the McCowan Road and Alton Towers Circle area.

There were eleven small children in the park at the time of the shooting. Two girls, ages five and nine years old, were found with gunshot wounds and had to undergo surgery for their injuries.

All three men fled the scene.

Two of the men, Sheldon Eriya, 23, and Tarrick Rhoden, 25, were previously arrested and charged in connection with the shooting, while Robertson remained outstanding and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.

Last month, a $75,000 reward was offered in exchange for information that would lead to Robertson’s arrest.

According to Inspector Joe Mattews of the Toronto Police, on July 28, 2020, members of the Gun and Gang Task Force, with the assistance of the Emergency Task Force, executed a Criminal Code search warrant for a separate firearms investigation at 132 Spofford Drive in York region.

Upon the execution of the search warrant, several occupants were located, and in total, five people were arrested and charged.

Robertson has been charged with two counts of Attempt Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of Conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of Discharge Firearm and two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle.

Another man, Alexander Fountain who was wanted for homicide, were also arrested at the residence.

 

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