Cold case investigators are seeking the public’s help finding who killed Randy Anthony Malcolm.
The 24-year-old was gunned down on August 24, 2010, on Trafford Lane in the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
A second victim, Steve Thomas, suffered a gunshot injury to the shoulder. He was treated and released from hospital.
Homicide Cold Case section Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant said police were able to isolate some video footage of events as they unfolded during the course of the investigation.
“Depicted in the video is the person we suspect as being responsible for Mr. Malcolm’s murder,” he said. “He initially appears in the upper portion of the screen, as he enters the crime scene from an easterly direction on Trafford Lane. He is seen by witnesses to fire a couple of shots into the air and then level his gun in the direction of the victims and fire several more rounds.”
“He is then seen fleeing to an area where he is picked up by an accomplice, driving what we believe to be an older-model black Nissan Maxima.”
The suspect is described as a black male, early-to-mid-20s, 5’11”-6’2”, 190-220 lbs., with a large build. He was wearing an oversized, white, short-sleeved long T-shirt, blue jeans with lighter-coloured black pockets and dark shoes.
The shooting occurred during the early-evening hours, during the summer, in an area frequented by playing kids.
“The area where this murder occurred is home to families with very young children,” he said. “Some can be seen playing and walking in the area at the time when the shooting started. The suspect shot from a considerable distance to where his target was and, in doing so, he struck several other objects. His brazen disregard for the welfare of people living in this area obviously concerns us, as it should the people of Toronto.”
Investigators are appealing to the public for assistance identifying the suspect depicted in the video as well as the driver of the car.
The Chief of Police has authorized a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this murder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, or to give a tip to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).