Twenty-one-year-old Dimarjio Jenkins, also known as Houdini, was killed during a daylight shooting on Blue Jays Way in downtown Toronto on May 26.
According to police chief Mark Saunders, the suspect deliberately waited 40 minutes for Houdini to arrive before firing at him once he arrived. Tragedy continued at the late rapper’s memorial last June when shots were fired into the crowd that had gathered in a parking lot in the north end of the city to honor Houdini. Nearly a year later, officers have arrested three men in connection with the shooting.
Houdini was a rising rap star in the city of Toronto and was liked by artists such as Tory Lanez.
Furthermore in the update, police said warrants have been issued for 24-year-old Brampton resident Terrell Burke Whittaker and 18-year-old Pickering resident Javontae Johnson and Toronto residents 30-year-old Glen Danchie. Investigators said they are all suspects involved in the shooting.
Local news outlet 680 News reports that 21-year-old Traequan Mahoney, 25-year-old Gaddiel Ledinek, and 37-year-old Maurice Donegan were all arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, in addition to discharge of a firearm with intent to wound, failing to comply with a release order and possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm.
The three men are reported to have driven by in a vehicle around 11:20 pm and opened fire into the crowd. A shootout between 9 people then ensued after other memorial goers opened fire in retaliation. Two people suffered gunshot wounds during the ordeal.