Toronto police say four men have been charged in a conspiracy to commit murder case.
The four appeared in court on Saturday, and are accused of plotting to locate, shoot, and kill a man during the summer of 2016.
Police were tipped off about a person with a gun in the Parliament Street and Winchester Street area, leading to the seizure of a loaded .22 calibre semi-automatic handgun on Thursday, September 8, 2016.
Prior to police involvement, two of the accused men located the victim, produced a firearm, extorted cash, then made arrangements to extort him at a later date.
27 year old Eric Gordon, 21 year old Tyri Ajai King-Joseph, 22 year old David Zeghouane, and Michel Spruyt, 49 have all been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Gordon and King-Joseph face 8 other charges including extortion and use of a firearm in the commission of an indictable offence. Zeghouane faces three other charges.
0911 08:53 Four Men Chrgd In Conspiracy To Commit Murder Invst, Parl…chester St Area https://t.co/jRrvbZRwEm
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) September 11, 2016