Antiguan Man Shot Dead In Canada


Police are searching for three suspects after a 28-year-old man from Antigua was fatally shot in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday.

His name is Lawrence Errol Joel John who was born in Antigua and Barbuda but raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The shooting occurred on San Romanoway, near Jane Street and Finch Avenue, shortly after 6 a.m.

His mother, Sandals Antigua employee, Arlene Francis told Antigua Newsroom that her son has been living in Canada for the last two years with this fiance’.

Police on scene confirmed that three suspects approached a vehicle and opened fire on a man inside the car. A woman was also reportedly inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting but was not injured.

Paramedics were called to the shooting but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Francis said she received the sad news from Joel’s fiance while at work and immediately began crying.

Joel had two children, a boy and a girl, both eight years old.

Investigators have not provided detailed suspect descriptions but say the males were seen fleeing northbound.

Sgt. Norm Proctor told CP24 that the suspects may have left the area in a white hatchback but speaking to CP24 on Tuesday afternoon, Henkel said it is “too premature” to confirm details about the suspect vehicle.

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  1. He fortunate to have two children 8 years. Wondered if he had moved from one room to the next or the heiress was in a different general locale.

  2. My condolences to his mother and children. Imagine on the job and getting a call that your baby was shot dead. Oh mama I’m so sorry for your loss. Life I tell you.

  3. I keep telling everybody here that the USA, Canada and the EU are awful places. China is much safer and has much kinder people. Antiguan’s still think Canada, etc. are the best countries, but they are really crappy places to live and visit. Antiguan’s need to start working and living in Asia, that is the future of the 21st century.

    • You seem very uneducated talking about “safe” try go to china and preach about Selassie, see if your safe then or just by having apps that are not prohibited by the country such as whatsapp. Not to mention public executions for petty crimes

    • China? Where people just disappear? Antiguan love talk as you like and politics, none of that in China. You can’t say shit against the government

    • Honestly don’t think one should call down a place because an unfortunate situation happened. I am from the Caribbean and live in Canada and very proud to call it my home.

      • Then you should become a Canadian citizen and renounce your Antigua citizenship. The sooner you do that, the better. The future for Antigua is China and the Asian economy. If you want to live in Canada with high crime rates, be our guest.

  4. Duncy bat why u dont drop a sleep & dont wake up. The man is a father , brother , uncle , cousine etc he is someone family R.i.p bro & hold faith mama.

  5. Don’t know which one worst “Duncy Bat” or “the_east_man”. Both are nothing short of insensitive internet trolls

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