Police seeks public’s assistance with murder investigation

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 2:45 p.m. June 5, 2017
Updated: 8:14 a.m. June 6, 2017

Homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted in connection with murder.

Collage of three photos depicting suspects in the homicide investigation. Suspect on the left is wearing blue plaid pyjama bottoms; suspect in the middle is wearing a two-tone grey jacket; suspect on the right is wearing a black outfit with a red backpack
Three men wanted in connection with the murder

On February 1, Dameion McFarland, 34, was shot when he answered the door at an apartment building at 2999 Jane St.

Despite medical attention, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

At a press conference at police headquarters on June 5, Detective Rob North said investigators have been unable to identify the suspects despite a thorough video and residential canvas done in conjunction with Toronto Community Housing partners.

“If we have not spoken to you or if you can identify or have any idea of who these three individuals are, contact the homicide squad,” said North. “Based on the video, we believe these three males are responsible for the death of Mr. McFarland.”

The suspects wore masks.

One suspect was wearing white shoes and blue plaid pyjama bottoms while another wore a two-tone grey jacket. The third one was wearing a black outfit with a red backpack.

Collage of three photos depicting suspects in the homicide investigation. Suspect on the left is wearing blue plaid pyjama bottoms; suspect in the middle is wearing a two-tone grey jacket; suspect on the right is wearing a black outfit with a red backpack
Three men wanted in connection with the murder

North said McFarland wasn’t the intended target of the cowardly act.

“He merely happened to be at the residence and answered the door at the time of the homicide,” he said. “What we know is that there were two other males inside that apartment at minimum and one of those individuals was the intended target…We have interviewed some people in the residence. Some were fully co-operative and others less so.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at416-808-7400, 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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