Toronto police have issued a warrant for a 22-year old suspect after a man was fatally shot in the head early Thursday morning in Scarborough.
Simeon Harty of Toronto is wanted for first-degree murder in the death of 23-year old Kevin Nicholas Gidden.
In a media conference Sunday, police confirmed Gidden was a passenger in a car that was shot at near Orton Park Rd. and Overture Rd. in Scarborough.
Prior to the shooting, witnesses had spotted Gidden and another friend crossing paths with the suspect at a gas station near Lawrence Ave. E. and Orton Park Rd., where a number of shots were fired shortly thereafter.
Shooting: Lawrence Ave E is Closed in all directions from Orton Park to Overture Rd for a Police investigation, ^ec
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) October 27, 2016
Gidden was driven to police at 43 Division by a friend who was trying to get him the help he needed to survive.
He was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died on Saturday.
Lawrence Av + Valia Rd
-Victim has been pronounced
-Homicide called in
-Expect updates from Homicide this afternoon
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) October 29, 2016
Police say they had located a vehicle in Hamilton Sunday morning that is connected to the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
With Files from Andy Borkowski