Four men charged in Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Toronto

Toronto_Police_Service_LogoToronto, Ontario – The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the community of four arrests in a Conspiracy to Commit Murder investigation.

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On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the Toronto Police Service received information about a person with a gun in the Parliament Street and Winchester Street area.

It is alleged that:

– some time during late-summer 2016, one of the accused men hired the three co-accused men to locate, shoot, and kill a man for cash

– two of the accused men located the intended victim, produced a firearm, extorted him for cash, then made arrangements to extort him at a later date

– a loaded .22 calibre semi-automatic handgun was located and seized

– a fourth man later surrendered to police at 14 Division

Michel Spruyt, 49, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Murder

David Zeghouane, 22, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Murder
2) Extortion
3) two counts of Fail to Comply Probation

Tyri Ajai King-Joseph, 21, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Murder
2) Extortion
3) Use Firearm in the Commission of an indictable Offence
4) Careless use of a Firearm
5) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
6) Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon
7) Possession of a Firearm knowing its possession is Unauthorized
8) Unauthorized Possession of a restricted Firearm with Ammunition

Eric Gordon, 27, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Murder
2) Extortion
3) Use Firearm in the Commission of an indictable Offence
4) Careless use of a Firearm
5) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
6) Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon
7) Possession of a Firearm knowing its possession is Unauthorized
8) Unauthorized Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

They were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10 a.m., room 101.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Case #: 2016-1596802

Toronto Police Service


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