Chinatown Murder Security Images

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 12:37 p.m. February 10, 2016

Homicide investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying who killed two men in Chinatown in the early hours of January 31.

Four images of people on a sidewalk
Persons of interest seen on security cameras in the area of shooting at Nassau and Spadina Ave. on January 31 at 3:15 a.m.

Quinn Taylor, 29, and David Eminess, 26, were killed when shots were fired outside the New Ho King restaurant on  Spadina Ave., near Nassau Ave. 

Eminess died on the scene, Taylor succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The deceased were in the company of a friend who, along with two other bystanders, was wounded in the shooting.

At a news conference at police headquarters, Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone said it appears the deceased and their friend became involved in an altercation with some unknown people some time around 3.17 a.m.

“It is at this point they were shot and killed,” he noted.

Homicide investigators, in conjunction with 14 and 52 Division officers, have collected CCTV video that police released at the news conference.

Carbone hopes members of the public can identify the Persons of Interest captured on video.

“I believe these individuals may have some information that can assist in moving this investigation forward,” he said. “Although we are releasing these images today, I believe there may be more video that we haven’t obtained. I am asking anyone with cell phone or dashboard video to make that available to us. And, if we haven’t reached out to you and you have a CCTV camera that covers the west side of Spadina Ave. between College and Dundas Sts., contact me please.”

Four images of people on a sidewalk
Persons of interest seen on security cameras in the area of shooting at Nassau and Spadina Ave. on January 31 at 3:15 a.m.

Carbone is also appealing to anyone who saw and spoke to the deceased before they were murdered to contact Homicide.

“We believe these witnesses can assist in providing a timeline that led the deceased to Spadina and Nassau,” he added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carbone at (416) 808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at  222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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