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Third man charged with murder in East Gwillimbury shooting

A 19-year-old Toronto man is charged with second-degree murder
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22-year-old Alex Perlmutter was found deceased following a shooting in an East Gwillimbury parking lot last March. File photo/Village Media

NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit have arrested and charged a third suspect in connection with the homicide investigation after a shooting that took place in East Gwillimbury in March 2019.

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019 investigators arrested and charged the third suspect sought in connection with the death of 22-year-old Alex Perlmutter, of Sunderland, Ont.

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.

Charged:

  • Vejay Alexander, 19, City of Toronto

Charges:

  • Second Degree Murder

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

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

Anyone with information about the homicide investigation is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876- 5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at homicide@yrp.ca, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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