Suspect Vehicle in Mall Shooting

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 12:24 p.m. September 6, 2017

Police have released security camera images of a vehicle they believe transported four suspects wanted in connection with a homicide last week at Sheridan Mall.

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Security video images of a vehicle used in the shooting murder of Jovane Clarke at Sheridan Mall

Just after 5 p.m. on August 31, police received several 9-1-1 calls regarding a shooting at the Sheridan Mall parking lot at 1700 Wilson Ave.

When officers arrived on scene, they were directed to an area inside the mall where they found the lifeless body of a young man. He was identified as Jovane Clarke, 22, of Toronto.

At a news conference at police headquarters on September 6, Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone said Clarke left his home and travelled east along Albion Road, which leads into Wilson Ave. where the mall is located.

Clarke was ambushed after leaving the mall to return to his car, parked on  the mall’s south side.

“It is at this time he was approached by four individuals,” said Carbone. “At least two of the individuals commenced shooting and chasing the deceased north towards one of the entrances of the mall. At this point, only one of these two individuals chases the deceased into the mall. The offender continued to fire at the victim while they were in the mall.”

Multiple gunshots were fired in the parking lot and the mall as Clarke succumbed to his injuries.

“These are all signs of what can be described as an overkill,” said Carbone. “Based on the information we have available at this time, I want the public to know this was a targeted attack.”

Carbone is seeking the public’s help identifying the four-door vehicle he released images of at the news conference.

“We have learned that this vehicle was in the Tandridge area approximately one hour before the shooting and we have been able to determine that this vehicle followed Mr. Clarke to Sheridan Mall where they waited for him to come out and return to his vehicle,” he added.

Carbone has appealed to anyone who may have in-car dashboard cameras and was travelling along Albion Rd. and Wilson Ave. between 4.45 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. on August 31 to contact him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 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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