Man charged in connection to death of Sunderland resident

A 23-year-old from Toronto has been charged in relation to a fatal shooting in East Gwillimbury earlier this year.

On Wednesday (May 1), shortly after 7 p.m., one of the suspects in the March 27 incident was arrested in the City of Toronto. Investigators have also recovered a vehicle, a dark Mazda sport utility vehicle that is believed to be involved in the alleged homicide.

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Levi Alexander, 23, of Toronto is charged with second degree murder. Police say he appeared in Newmarket court Thursday (May 2) for a bail hearing and was held in custody with a next court appearance scheduled for May 16.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on March 27, York Regional Police responded to the area of Ninth Line and Aurora Road for a report that a man had been shot. When officers arrived, they located the victim who was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as Alex Perlmutter of Sunderland.

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Investigators determined that the shooting occurred in a parking lot at Queensville Side Road and Highway 48. The victim was driven to the parking lot on Ninth Line by a witness.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators believe that there were three men involved who were driving a black SUV.

Police have provided the descriptions below for the remaining two suspects.

Suspect 2:

  • Male, Black
  • Wearing blue shoes
  • Shorter than suspect 1 and 3

Suspect 3:

  • Male, Black
  • Wearing a large chain
  • Same height as Suspect 1

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at homicide@yrp.ca, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at http://www.1800222tips.com

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