Second suspect arrested for Scarborough playground shooting that injured two little girls

Aug 23 2018, 3:00 pm

A second suspect has been charged with attempted murder and a number of firearm-related charges in connection to a brazen daylight shooting at a Scarborough playground in June that injured two little girls.

According to police, a man opened fire on another man in the small park in the McCowan Road and Alton Towers Circle area. There were 11 small children in the park at the time of the shooting.

Tarrick Rhoden, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police on Wednesday in the Algonquin Highlands, which is just over three hours northeast of Toronto.

Rhoden now faces a total of 17 charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm, and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Rhoden appeared at Old City Hall court Thursday morning.

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Second suspect arrested, Tarrick Rhoden/Toronto Police Service

On June 19, a Canada-wide warrant was issued for Rhoden, along with 23-year-old T’Quan Robertson of Toronto.

Following the arrest of Rhoden, OPP officers also charged 59-year-old Vern McPhail of Brampton on Wednesday with accessory to commit an indictable offence.

Meanwhile, police are still looking for Robertson. He is described as 5’8″, 130 lbs, and is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are asking the public to not approach Robertson and to immediately call 9-1-1 if they see him.

T’Quan Robertson is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant/Toronto Police

A third suspect, Sheldon Eriya of Markham, was also arrested the day after the shooting.

Eriya was arrested in Pickering and charged with discharging a firearm, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, and possession of proceeds of crime.

The first suspect arrested, Sheldon Eriya/Toronto Police

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