Man arrested in Coronation Park shooting murder

A man has been arrested in the brazen daylight shooting in Coronation Park over the Labour Day long weekend that claimed the life of a father.

Toronto Police say Andrew Douglas, 25, of Toronto, was arrested Thursday with the help of the Gun and Gang Task Force and is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Michael Lewis. The 30-year-old was shot while attending a memorial barbecue for another murder victim at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the lakefront park.

Lewis was killed in front of his pregnant partner and two small children.

Police said four males had approached Lewis and, after a short conversation, one pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at Lewis, who died at the scene.

Homicide investigators remained tight-lipped on whether the four men knew the victim or how the arrest came about. They also wouldn’t say if the men were previously known to police.

Two Toronto Police officers look for evidence as part of the investigation into the murder of Michael Lewis. (Jack Boland, Toronto Sun)

“We believe he was approached by and knew the suspects,” Det. Amanda Thorton said on Sept. 4. “There was some sort of relationship.”

Douglas was scheduled to appear in Old City Hall court on Friday at 10 a.m.

The memorial Lewis attended was for Kamal Hercules, who was shot to death in a targeted shooting in 2009.

Thorton said about 40 people were at the memorial when Lewis was killed.

Lewis was the city’s 73rd homicide victim of the year.

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Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies