Police hunting murder suspect

Alleged Canada Day killer, Anthony Campbell, also arrested in Creba-related sweep

Police are on the hunt for a suspect in connection with the Canada Day killing of a man near Victoria Park Avenue and Eglinton Avenue.

A warrant on the charge of second-degree murder has been issued for Anthony Campbell, 27.

At 6:14 p.m. on July 1, police arrived at 7 Biggin Ct. where more than 20 people were attending a barbecue, said Constable Tony Vella of Toronto Police Services. A pick-up basketball game had been underway at the rear of the low-rise building before an altercation arose.

“There was a fight that occurred and as a result one person was injured,” Vella said. “He was driven to hospital by his friends.”

According to police reports, at approximately 6:30 p.m. 39-year-old Shawn Charles was dropped off at a hospital with several stab wounds. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Police would not say whether the victim or the suspect are residents of the dead-end street though they did say that there were many people watching the basketball game at time of the incident.

“We’re urging anyone that may have seen the basketball game, spectators, to come forward and speak to police,” Vella said.

He also warned that Campbell should be considered armed and dangerous.

According to a media report from 2006, a then 22-year-old Campbell was one of many individuals swept up in various police raids targeting those involved in the Boxing Day murder of Jane Creba. At the time, Campbell was only charged with failure to comply with bail conditions.

Anyone with information regarding this case can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.222tips.com.


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By: Tristan Carter
Posted: Jul 4 2011 4:19 pm
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