Toronto police are giving more details about a murder from October that happened near Bathurst and Ranee Avenue in the city’s Lawrence Manor neighbourhood.
On October 7, 2020, 33-year-old Shane Shannon Stanford was shot and killed as he sat in his Acura Sedan near Bathurst and Highway 401.
At a news conference on Monday, homicide detective Michael McGinn said a motive has not yet been determined by investigators.
“I can say that Shane himself was not targeted specifically as an individual,” McGinn said.
“At this point in the investigation, we are still open to the possibility that it was in relation to the area but I can’t say that definitively at this point.”
Two people were arrested in connection with the murder last year; 27-year-old Raheem McLaughlin of Toronto was charged with first-degree murder, and a 17-year-old girl was charged with accessory to murder after the fact.
Now, police have released photos and videos of a man who they say is the third suspect in the investigation.
He’s described as being in his mid-20s, with a light brown complexion, approximately 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He last was wearing a dark coloured jacket with maroon coloured “KAPPA” track pants and black shoes.
Police are also looking for the vehicle the suspect was driving at the time of the murder.
Investigators describe it as a white, four-door, Nissan Infiniti G35 with a sunroof and tinted windows, gold coloured rims, and gold trim under the driver and passenger doors.
It also has scratches rear of the right bumper.
“The vehicle was sold within days of the incident,” McGinn added. “We do not know the person that purchased the vehicle… [they] may have no knowledge that the vehicle was used in these events.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.