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Police arrest a second suspect in shooting death of Alex Perlmutter

Search continues for third suspect
Alex Perlmutter, 22, of Sunderland, Ontario. Supplied photo/York Regional Police

Investigators with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit have arrested and charged a second suspect in connection with the ongoing homicide investigation after a shooting that took place in East Gwillimbury in March 2019.

On Wednesday July 3, 2019, investigators, with the assistance of the York Regional Police Emergency Response Unit, attended an address in the City of Toronto and made a second arrest in connection with the death of 22-year-old Alex Perlmutter of Sunderland, Ontario.

He was found deceased as a result of gunshot wounds on March 27, 2019, shortly after 3 p.m., in the area of Ninth Line and Aurora Road.

Investigators determined that the shooting occurred in a parking lot at Queensville Side Road and Highway 48. The victim was driven to the parking lot on Ninth Line by a witness.


  • Lamar Cyrus, 21, of the City of Toronto


  • Second degree murder
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm with ammunition

He will be appearing again before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on July 18, 2019.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, shortly after 7 p.m., the first suspect was arrested in the City of Toronto.

  • Levi Alexander, 23, City of Toronto
  • Second degree murder

He will be appearing again before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on July 19, 2019.

A third suspect is still outstanding. He is described as male, black, wearing a large chain.

Anyone with information about the homicide investigation or information on the outstanding suspect is encouraged to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at