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article imageFamily speaks about homicide of Anthony Spencer in Toronto Special

By KJ Mullins     Jan 24, 2012 in Crime
Toronto - Days after the execution style homicide of Anthony Spencer, 23, Toronto Police have yet to step into the recording studio where the man died waiting for a search warrant.
On Saturday morning after an all night recording session gunmen armed with handguns entered the Dungeon Sounds Studio located at 799 Brimley Road with one goal, to kill Anthony Spencer, an aspiring rap artist.
Spencer, known by the stage name, Tony Trapz, was gunned down at close range in front of friends. After the suspect(s) fled the scene the young man's friends took him to Scarborough General Hospital. Once there the group of four men and one woman took him into the emergency room before fleeing.
Susan Spencer speaks to media about her brother Anthony Spencer s homicide
Susan Spencer speaks to media about her brother Anthony Spencer's homicide
Today at Toronto police headquarters his family and the lead detective, Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux gathered to address the media's questions and to ask for the friends of Spencer to come forward.
Spencer's mother and father, Beverly and Winston Spencer, brother Kevin Spencer, sister Susan Spencer and sister-in-law Angie Spencer sat grief stricken against a wall as Giroux stated the facts known at this time about Anthony's murder.
Susan Spencer spoke for the family pleading to the friends of her brother to come forward.
Saying that she knows that her family including Anthony's 3-year-old daughter need closure Susan bravely spoke to the friends of her brother. She asked them to give the police information to solve the crime. She said during the conference that those friends need to show their loyalty to her brother by coming forward.
It is thought that the suspects knew that the witnesses would remain quiet, fearing for their lives.
The Spencer Family at media conference on the death of Anthony Spencer
The Spencer Family at media conference on the death of Anthony Spencer
Based on the autopsy it is clear that Spencer was the intended target of the shooting. Giroux said that each witness will be evaluated concerning protection when they come forward. Those requiring protection will be protected.
Once the forensic police are able to enter the studio they will be dealing with the lapse in time from the homicide. It is very likely that evidence has already been tampered with said Giroux considering the time it took to discover where the shooting took place.
Police are looking at several angles in this case including the lyrics of Spencer's music and additional videos that the deceased uploaded to YouTube prior to his death.
Giroux said that Spencer had no gang affiliation but that the lyrics of his songs are being examined to see if there is a link between the words and perceived disrespect to a local gang.
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