Toronto police seek info in murder of father of five, charge 3 men

Three men have been charged with attempted murder after a shooting left a father of five dead and another man critically injured, police said Sunday.

Police arrested 23-year-old Orlando Taylor, 22-year-old Dimitrios Goudreau and 24-year-old Rayenne Russell Saturday night following a homicide investigation that began Saturday morning after police were called to St. Rose Apartments in Brampton, northwest of Toronto.

“We received a number of calls shortly after 8 a.m. for what was described as two female victims with gunshots and they were just attempting to administer first aid and CPR on one of the subjects that was, in fact, deceased at the scene,” said Staff Sgt. Debbie L’Herault.

Taylor has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, possession of a firearm for the purpose of committing an indictable offence and one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Goudreau and Russell have been charged with weapons offences.

A 24-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition following the shooting.

His identity has not been released.

“Our investigators are continuing to build a strong case with the assistance of the York Regional Police and are actively pursuing other lines of inquiry to try and gather more information. We believe there was a conflict between the two parties prior to the shooting,” L’Herault said.

The homicide homicide unit is now handling the investigation.

“I also want to commend the outstanding work of our partner in charge of the homicide investigation, the York Regional Police,” said Chief Mark Saunders. “Working together we’re able to solve a homicide and that’s why we work in partnership.”

This is the eighth homicide in Brampton this year.

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