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York police charge 3rd person with murder in East Gwillimbury shooting

Last Updated Jul 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm EDT

Police on the scene of a shooting death near Ninth Line and Aurora Road in Whitchurch-Stouffville on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Hugues Cormier/CITYNEWS

York regional police have arrested a third person in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in East Gwillimbury.

The victim, Alex Perlmutter, was found between two parked cars in a church parking lot at Ninth Line and Aurora Road on March 27. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the shooting happened in a parking lot at Queensville Side Road and Highway 48 in East Gwillimbury and a witness drove the victim about 16 kilometres to the church.

On Wednesday police arrested Vejay Alexander, 19, of Toronto and charged him with second-degree murder. He’s expected in court on July 19.

Alexander is the third person to face charges in the investigation.

Lamar Cyrus, 21, is facing several charges including second-degree murder and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He will appear in court on July 18.

Levi Alexander, 23, also of Toronto, had previously been charged with second-degree murder.