CANADA Canada - Donald Beckles, 46, deaf, Toronto, 30 March 2015

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  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    "Donald Beckles’ Rexdale neighbours are afraid to go outside. His mother is helpless without the son who did everything she needed. And the police are begging witnesses to his murder to come forward.

    “Make no mistake, Donald Beckles was an innocent man,” Det. Murray Barnes said at a news conference on Friday.

    Beckles, 46, was shot only because he was the first person the killers saw, Barnes said.

    A father to two teenagers, a window to the outside world for his hearing-impaired wife, and a life support for his mother, by all accounts he was a model citizen.


    He had no gang affiliations or history with the police."

    http://www.citynews.ca/2015/04/10/s...-fleeing-rexdale-murder-scene-of-father-of-2/
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_HvMAZjebU

    "Published on Apr 10, 2015

    On Monday, March 30, 2015, at 11:06 p.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting at 163 Jamestown Crescent.

    Officers arrived to find a man suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was pronounced.

    He has been identified as Donald Beckles, 46.

    On Friday, April 10, 2015, at 11 a.m., Homicide Detective Murray Barnes updated the media on the investigation into Homicide #11/2015, Donald Beckles, 46.

    Security camera images and a video are now released.

    Homicide detectives are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything to contact police".



    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/04/10/police-release-video-of-suspects-in-etobicoke-murder.html
    Rbbm.

    "The video, which was filmed at around 11 p.m. on March 30, shows the suspects just before, and immediately after, Beckles was killed.

    In the 40-second clip, a dark-coloured car is seen pulling up near Beckles’ townhouse on Jamestown Cres. and two suspects are shown getting out of the backseat.

    Det. Murray Barnes said in press conference Friday that the suspects then approached and killed Beckles, though this moment is not visible in the video.

    As the shooting is allegedly taking place, the car drives some meters up the block and the two suspects are seen running toward it.

    Barnes said Beckles, who was hearing impaired, likely did not hear or see his killers coming and he didn’t have a chance to run."
     
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    It looks like the perp(s) shot Donald Beckles execution style for no reason. Does LE think this is a gang-initiation? If so, may be perp(s) are teenagers.

    And the video shows the car, so there must be individuals who recognize it/perps. People need to start talking to LE if they know something. This is tragic. Jmo/
     
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    http://www.680news.com/2015/04/11/vigil-to-be-held-for-rexdale-murder-victim-donald-beckles/

    "A Toronto murder victim will be remembered Saturday night at a vigil held outside the home police say he was “executed” at on March 31.

    Investigators say Donald Beckles, 46, was an innocent man and was shot because he was the first person his killers saw.

    The vigil is being held outside Beckles’ Jamestown Crescent home starting at 7 p.m."


    http://www.citynews.ca/2015/04/11/vigil-to-be-held-for-rexdale-murder-victim-donald-beckles/
    "Community activist Patricia Crooks says they are inviting the whole community as they stand up for their rights, and they have a message for Beckles’ killers.

    “We will weed out and we will catch you … so you cannot hide,” Crooks said. “The best thing for you to do right now is come forward.

    “So I’m asking everyone in the community to come forward and celebrate … the life of Donald Beckles.”
     
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