The following are the circumstances surrounding the murder of Elliott REID-THOMAS:
On Saturday, February 21, 2004, at approximately 4:36 a.m. the deceased, Elliott Reid-Thomas was leaving an after-hours club situated at 634 Vaughn Road.
The deceased and friends, were exiting the club into a rear lane on their way back to their vehicles which were parked nearby. The victim got approximately 3 metres from the rear door, when a shot was fired from behind striking him in the back and killing him instantly. The victim fell to the ground beside a large panel truck parked behind the club. The victimís friends then fled the scene on foot.
At approximately 4:45 a.m., one of the victimís friends called 911 and advised that a male had been shot at the rear of the club located on Vaughn Road near Oakwood Ave. The caller stated that the suspect was a dark skinned black male, 25 years of age, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, a blue hat with a white bandana. This male had silver caps on both his upper and lower teeth. He was last seen driving an older model silver Honda. The male was seen with a pistol in his hand.
Toronto Fire and Ambulance attended the scene. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by DAS personnel in consultation Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Detective Sergeant Cory BOCKUS (5648) and Detective Kerry WATKINS (3284) of the Homicide Squad attended and took charge of the investigation.
On Saturday, February 21, 2004, the victimís identity was confirmed at the coronerís office by his father.
Investigation has revealed that the victim was employed as a promoter in the rap music industry.
A press conference was held on Saturday, February 21, 2004, during which Detective Sergeant BOCKUS (5648) described the general circumstances of the murder, and made an appeal for witnesses to contact police.
The investigation is continuing