$50K Reward for Suspect in 2016 Murder

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 10:17 a.m. September 10, 2019

Police have released the image of a suspect and extended a $50,000 reward with the hope of finding who was responsible for the shooting three years ago.

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A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the 2016 shooting murder of Kiesanger Gunn

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, 26-year-old Kiesingar Gunn was shot to death in front of the Forty2 Supperclub at  42 Mowat Ave. in Liberty Village.

At about 4 a.m., Gunn and family members left the club and got into his vehicle that was parked on Mowat Ave. As Kiesingar was driving away, he witnessed a group involved in a verbal and physical altercation in the parking lot. Recognizing that one of the persons involved was a friend who was at the party, he exited his vehicle and walked towards the group involved in the altercation. He was shot and killed as he attempted to intervene.

At a news conference at police headquarters on September 10, just shy of the three-year anniversary of Kiesingar’s murder, Det. Leslie Dunkley said the suspect fled on foot towards Mowat Ave. before entering a motor vehicle which was last seen going northbound on Mowat Ave. towards Liberty St.

The suspect is described as black, about 22 years weighing 200 lbs. with dark complexion, 5’11” to 6’, slim build and braided hair (possibly cornrows).

He was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with black prints or logo on it.

Reward Update for Homicide #49/2016 News Conference

Dunkley said witnesses and members of the public have been very cooperative so far.

“I believe that there is someone out there who saw exactly what happened and can identify the suspect,” he said. “Our investigation revealed that the suspect was inside the club prior to the incident, but did not have any prior contact with our victim. “The investigation to date also reveals there were at least 20 to 30 people who witnessed the incident directly and I believe one or more of those witnesses knew the suspect and can identify him.”

Police Chief Mark Saunders has approved an extension of the existing $50,000 reward that expires today. It will now be effective until September 10, 2020.

The reward was first offered last year on the second anniversary of Kiesingar’s murder.

“Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Kiesingar Gunn will be eligible to collect the reward,” added Dunkley. “We are hoping that by extending this reward, it will give an incentive for someone who witnessed the incident and can identify the suspect to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Leslie Dunkley at (416) 808-7400 ext. 7-7424, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or 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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Kiesingar Gunn, 26, was killed on September 11, 2016
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