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Teen from Brampton detained in connection with rapper Houdini’s killing

A teen from Brampton has been detained in connection with the murder of rapper Houdini

Key Takeaways:

  • A young person from Brampton has been held in connection with the shooting death of a well-known Toronto rapper more than two years ago in the city’s Entertainment District.
  • Rapper Houdini, whose real name is Dimarjio Jenkins, was found to have gunshot wounds and was transported to the hospital.
  • Mississauga police claim that last week, investigators investigated a car that was close to a place of business near Eglinton Avenue East and Dixie Road.

A Brampton youngster has been detained in relation to the death of a well-known Toronto rapper who was shot dead in the city’s Entertainment District more than two years ago.

Around 4 p.m. on May 26, 2020, Toronto police responded to reports of gunfire near King Street West and Blue Jays Way.

The shooting broke out in broad daylight in a frequently crowded location with many daytime pedestrians.

Before the police got on the scene a short while later, witnesses claimed to have heard up to ten gunshots.

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Rapper Houdini, also known as Dimarjio Jenkins, was discovered with gunshot wounds and sent to the hospital in severe condition.

Jenkins, age 21, was declared dead in the hospital a short while afterwards.

A 27-year-old lady who authorities claim was a bystander and a 15-year-old child with Jenkins reportedly fired back; both sustained injuries in the shooting.

Jenkins was probably the target, according to police.

Gunfire busted out in a parking lot on Beverly Hills Drive, close to Jane Street and Highway 401, two weeks after the rapper’s memorial service.

Police claimed that as a car drew up to the memorial, a shooter got out and started firing into the crowd. Then, according to police, at least five vigil attendees opened fire. According to authorities, more than 60 shots were discharged during the incident from at least four caliber firearms.

A short while later, according to the police, two people from the memorial who had been shot by gunfire went to a local hospital alone.

A teen from Brampton has been detained in connection with the murder of rapper Houdini.
A teen from Brampton has been detained in connection with the murder of rapper Houdini. Image from Canada Today

According to authorities, two suspects in the shooting were detained.

According to Peel Regional Police, an arrest was made about the homicide of Jenkins on August 13.

According to Mississauga police, officers last week looked into a car close to a business near Eglinton Avenue East and Dixie Road.

The vehicle contained two firearms, and a 19-year-old boy inside was wanted throughout the country for gun-related offenses connected to the Jenkins case.

As per Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Brampton adolescent, who was a minor when Jenkins was killed, cannot be named.

He was detained until a bail hearing after his arrest.

Police ask that anybody with information on the homicide case call them at 905-453-2121 extension 3515, or they can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Source: CTV News

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