Three men have been found guilty in the 2016 fatal shooting of a teenager at a Weston Road Pizza Pizza in 2016.
Seventeen-year-old Jarryl Hagley of Toronto died from a single shotgun blast to the chest in what one homicide detective called a “frenzied attack” in the early morning hours of Oct. 16.
Hagley was sitting inside a Pizza Pizza at 1937 Weston Road with four other friends when two gunmen burst into the fast food restaurant and began brazenly firing.
Police say there were between seven to 10 people in the restaurant at the time of the shooting but Hagley was the only one hit. Investigators said they believed Hagley and at least two other friends were the intended targets.
A total of four suspects were ultimately arrested and charged in Hagley’s death. Mohamed Ali Nur, 18, Shakiyl Shaw, 23, and his twin brother, Lenneil Shaw were all charged with first-degree murder.
The jury returned guilty verdicts against the three Thursday morning following a two month trial.
Daisy Hazzard, Hagley’s aunt, called it a very emotional time for the family in the courtroom on Thursday.
WATCH: Jarryl Hagley’s aunt reacts to the guilty verdict
“Sitting there waiting on the verdict, all I wanted was to hear guilty because I know that the real perpetrators of this crime were apprehended and that the real men are going to prison today,” she said. “While the guilty verdict didn’t bring joy, it brought a great sense of relief and some closure.”
Wintston Poyser, 24, was initially charged with first-degree murder but that was later changed to accessory after the fact after he agreed to testify for the crown against the other three in the case.
Det. Jason Shankaran said outside the courtroom that Poyser’s assistance was but a piece of the entire puzzle in getting a guilty verdict today.
“This case was not about Winston Poyser. It was about Mr. Poyser, it was about six weeks worth of evidence that was presented by the Crown attorneys. There were many different pieces and corroborative evidence also that were presented by the Crown in this case. So I think it would be a mistake to think that this was about one person coming forward and pointing the finger at three men and those men getting convicted because of that.”