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Toronto police seeking suspect in September murder case

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Toronto Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man wanted in a September homicide that took the life of 57-year-old Anthony Martin.

Police have put out an arrest warrant for Elijah Simpson Sweeney, 21, of Toronto, who is wanted on second-degree murder and attempted murder charges.

In addition, he faces an additional charge of Fail to Comply Recognizance.

Sweeney is described as six feet and 254 pounds and police say he should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public.

Police should be contacted immediately if he is located.

Martin was murdered on Sept. 24, 2020. Police received a call for a shooting in the Shoreham Dr. and Gosford Blvd. area at 8:33 p.m. that night.

Victim Anthony Martin. Toronto Police handout.

At the time, police said in a statement: “Four people entered the northwest entrance of 89 Gosford Blvd.” and “three of them discharged firearms in the direction of six men who had been socializing in the common area, playing dominoes.”

A 21-year-old man was also shot and was hospitalized in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

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