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TORONTO: Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon charged with 2 counts of murder in Chinatown double shooting

Chinatown double shooting: Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon charged with 2 counts of murder

Improved image quality helps police make cases, Chief Mark Saunders says

CBC News Posted: Feb 12, 2016 9:44 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016 2:58 PM ET

  • This is one of a handful of security camera images police released Wednesday in connection with a Jan. 31 shooting in Chinatown that killed two men in their 20s. Police did not say whether the people in the photos are suspects or potential witnesses.This is one of a handful of security camera images police released Wednesday in connection with a Jan. 31 shooting in Chinatown that killed two men in their 20s. Police did not say whether the people in the photos are suspects or potential witnesses. (Toronto Police Service)

The release of security camera images by police was key to an arrest in a recent Chinatown shooting that left two young fathers dead, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says.

Saunders, speaking at a morning news conference, said witnesses were able to identify to police people from the images released earlier this week. Yesterday, Kyle Sparks-Mackinnon, 25, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shooting that killed Quinn Taylor, 29, and David Michael Eminess, 26.

“This is a classic case where the public stepped up,” said Saunders. “The public gave us that information that was able to translate into evidence and we’ve been able to arrest somebody.”

Taylor and Eminess died after shots were fired during a confrontation outside New Ho King restaurant on Spadina Avenue near Nassau Street at 3:15 a.m. on Jan. 31. Eminess died at the scene; Taylor died later in hospital.

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Investigation is ‘not over’ Saunders said

 

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Police Chief Mark Saunders

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said the public ‘stepped up’ and were able to identify people in the security camera images released by police. Two men died in the Jan. 31 shooting in Chinatown. (CBC)

 

(…)Saunders said police are not sure if the shooting is gang-related.  Both victims had young daughters.

 

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