The Gun and Gang Task Force has arrested a third suspect in the shooting death of 11-year-old Ephraim Brown.

Toronto police have confirmed Sheldon Gladstone Evans, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with failure to comply with recognizance.

Police allege Evans was:

  • present during the shooting
  • fled the area after the shooting
  • is a member of the Five Point Generals gang
  • on two separate bail orders at the time, both with conditions of house arrest

He appeared in a Finch Avenue court on Thursday where he was remanded in custody until August 1.

Brown, described as a quiet boy, died after being caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout outside a townhouse near Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue early Sunday morning. He is believed to be Toronto's youngest fatal-shooting victim.

Akiel Eubank, an alleged member of the Five Point Generals gang in the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue area, was arrested Sunday night.

He appeared in court on Monday and was remanded into custody until Aug. 7.

Gregory Sappleton, also 21, was also arrested Monday. Police said he has a criminal record and was charged in the 2005 shooting of four-year-old bystander Shaquan Cadougan in the city's north end. Those charges were later withdrawn by prosecutors.

Sappleton appeared in court on Tuesday and was remanded until his next court date in August. Both suspects are charged with first-degree murder.

The 21-year-old is on probation and has a history of committing violent crimes, including offences with firearms.

Brown's funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene on Sheppard Avenue West.

With a report from CTV's Jim Junkin