Crime Stoppers offering $50,000 for information leading to arrest of alleged playground shooter

News Staff | posted Wednesday, Jun 26th, 2019

More than a year after two young girls were shot at a Scarborough playground, police and Crime Stoppers are offering up a reward for $50,000 for information about one of the alleged playground shooter’s location.

On June 14, 2018, two sisters, aged five and nine, were injured when shots rang out at a playground at Alton Towers Circle, near McCowan Road and McNicoll Avenue.

The incident sparked outrage across the city.

Investigators believe the intended victim was in the park at the time with his child but fled the scene once the shooting began.

Police estimate there were about 11 children playing in the park at the time of the shooting and believe as many as 10 shots were fired.

Two arrests have been made in connection with the incident, but police say the primary suspect is still on the loose.

T’Quan Robertson, 23, is wanted for attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

TPS Deputy Chief Peter Yuen said “We are not looking for witness or people to testify. This case is ready to go to trial, we are just looking for the location of suspect.”

Yuen said he’s very confident someone in the community knows where Robertson is. He also added anyone helping Robertson could be charged with accessory after the fact.

Bolo Program Director Maxime Langlois says they will be amplifying the wanted notice. The group does not investigate or take tips, but use social media and billboard advertisements to get the message out. Anyone who wants to submit information can contact Crime Stoppers.

Yuen reiterated a message from the victims’ family and from Toronto police: “Mr. Robertson, there is nowhere to go. We will apprehend you sooner or later. Do the right thing. Call a lawyer and turn yourself in.”

The reward will be available until Dec. 25.

 

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