On Friday, April 21, 2017, at 9:30 p.m., police were called to the Dufferin Street and Bowie Avenue area for a sound of gunshots.

Emergency personnel arrived and found a man with apparent injuries. He was pronounced at the scene.

It is reported that:

  • the victim, who has been identified as Leonard Pinnock, 33, of Hamilton, was sitting in his car waiting for a friend
  • he was shot by an unknown person while still in his vehicle
  • several suspects were seen fleeing the area


On Monday, September 18, 2017, Homicide Detective Sergeant Joyce Schertzer held a news conference. The conference can be viewed below:

She announced that Akil Whyte, 24, of Toronto, is wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for:

1) First-Degree Murder

Akil Whyte, 24, wanted on Canada Wide Warrant for First-Degree Murder

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.