Canada-wide warrant issued for suspect in fatal North York shooting

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A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in North York — the city’s first murder of 2022.

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Toronto Police said Thursday night the warrant is out for Shawn Powers, 35, of Toronto, who is wanted for second-degree murder.

Powers is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

Cops were called to a shooting in the Weston Rd.-Hwy. 401 area of North York on Sunday where a man was found suffering from gunshot wounds.

Ariyo Fakomi, 37, was fatally shot in North York on Jan. 2, 2022. He is the city’s first homicide of the year.
Ariyo Fakomi, 37, was fatally shot in North York on Jan. 2, 2022. He is the city’s first homicide of the year. Photo by HANDOUT /TORONTO POLICE

The victim, 37-year-old Ariyo Fakomi, of Toronto, is well-known to police and has a lengthy rap sheet as a suspected Rexdale gang member.

Anyone with information can call police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS, or visit 222tips.com .

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