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article imageAnthony Spencer murder case heats up in Toronto

By KJ Mullins     Jan 31, 2012 in Crime
Toronto - This weekend the streets of Malvern in Toronto were littered by bullets with three drive-by shootings. The police have made two arrests, now it's time for the witnesses to talk.
Those shootings are connected to last week's shooting death of rapper Tony Spencer says Toronto Police who have arrested two suspects believed to be connected to the Spencer murder. Now they need the friends of Spencer to step up to the plate and talk.
Four incidents in just two weeks have some in Toronto asking if a gang war is taking place that centers around the rap music world.
Today at police headquarters Superintendent Kathryn Martin of 42 Division stated that the murder of Anthony Spencer and the weekend drive-by shootings are connected but are not connected to the murder of Christopher Thompson. Thompson was killed on January 24 at the Malvern barber shop where he worked.
All of the crime incidents were targeted and not random events said Martin.
"We can't do it alone, we need the communities help," Martin said, "There are gaping holes that we need to be filled in by the witnesses. This is a vicious cycle of witnesses not coming forward and suspects continuing to victimize the streets.
Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux said that the police have images of three individuals entering the recording studio where Anthony Spencer was killed Saturday Jan. 21 with a single shot to the head at 12:42 a.m. arriving by cab.
The woman left the 'Dungeon' recording studio several times during the night. Her image was captured on surveillance cameras in the area. She made cell phone calls each time she left the studio.
An audio recording was shared with the media of the woman calling for a cab, prior to the dispatcher speaking is the sound of a gunshot. Those three individuals left the recording studio just after the fatal shoot took place using a taxi to make their getaway Giroux said. The woman appears to be calm, despite the sound of gunfire that had just taken place, as she talked with the dispatcher.
The woman is now a person of interest. She needs to "seek legal advice and come forward," Giroux said.
Toronto Police need the witnesses in the Anthony Spencer case to come forward to assist with the investigation. Over the weekend two persons of interest were arrested on new criminal charges but without the witnesses being honest those arrests could be hard to stick.
"We've done our part, now it's time for the witnesses to do their part," Giroux stressed. "The suspects have gang overtones and are dangerous people."
The woman is described as a light-skinned black female, possibly bi-racial. She is 5' with a slim build. She has black hair that was in a pony tail and is described as pretty.
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