Toronto man accused of helping suspect in fatal Etobicoke shooting
Toronto Police have arrested a man accused of assisting a suspect wanted in connection to a fatal shooting at an Etobicoke community centre last November.
Police say Neeko Mitchell, 25, was gunned down in front of the North Kipling Community Centre back on November 24 after attending a community-run basketball tournament in the area.
Investigators say Mitchell was shot several times by high-velocity ammunition and believe he was targeted.
In January 2014, police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for 23-year-old Reshane Hayles-Wilson, who is wanted for first-degree murder in connection to the shooting.
On Monday, police arrested 28-year-old Tyrone Michael Knott and charged him with accessory after the fact to murder for allegedly assisting Hayles-Wilson following the shooting.
Police have also issued an arrest warrant for Kashana Duncan, 28, of Toronto for the same offence.
“There is absolutely no doubt that Mr. Hayles Wilson has and is being aided by others who know he is wanted for murder and are assisting him in avoiding apprehension and prosecution,” Det. Sgt. Brian Borg told reporters Thursday afternoon.
“Let me be very clear about this - this is serious and those who willingly do this are placing themselves and their livelihoods at serious risk. Anyone found to be assisting Mr. Hayles Wilson at any point after Neeko Mitchell’s murder will be arrested, charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Borg said that Hayles Wilson has been involved with drugs and gangs in the past, but declined comment on the exact nature of that activity.
Knott appeared in court Monday where he was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
With files from CP24