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Leslieville homicide victim identified as Ceyon Carrington

Last Updated Mar 24, 2016 at 8:03 pm EDT

CityNews has confirmed Toronto’s latest homicide victim is Ceyon Carrington.

The 29-year-old was shot multiple times on Carlaw Avenue and Queen Street East just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. He was transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his wounds.

Carrington spent five months in jail last year before charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault against him were stayed in connection to the fatal 2014 shooting of 31-year-old Tarik Mohammed at Garden Restaurant.

“I feel good, I’m just happy that they actually released me, I’m totally innocent,” he told CityNews in an exclusive interview at that time.

Today, his lawyer from that ordeal tells CityNews, the family is devastated and looking for answers.

“They’re just shocked and sad, they’re trying to piece information to understand what happened,” said Monte MacGregor.

Investigators aren’t saying if this latest incident is connected to what happened at Garden Restaurant. MacGregor said there’s no indication that there’s a link, but he has reached out to police to inquire.

When asked if he believed Carrington was a target, MacGregor said, “It’s hard to say, but it’s a possibility.”

“He was living at home, he’s a father,” said the criminal defence lawyer. “He was anticipating trying to further his education, trying to be a productive member of society.”

Police say the suspect is described as a man, wearing black clothing and possibly a hoody. A dark coloured vehicle was also seen leaving the scene southbound.

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