Police release details on Surage murder

Police looking for shooter shown on video, three persons of interest

Toronto Police provided more details this morning on the shooting of Andrew Surage, who was killed Oct. 5.

Andrew Surage, 42, was shot outside the Captain’s Social Club at 325 Weston Road on Oct. 5 at approximately 5:45 a.m. According to homicide detective Graham Gibson, the murder occurred following a robbery involving Surage’s friend.

“Surage was out with friends before ending up at the after hours club,” Gibson said. “Not liking the atmosphere they decided to leave.”

After leaving the club, a friend of Surage’s was approached by a man who grabbed a chain around the friend’s neck.”

Following the robbery, Surage and the man exchanged words. The man then left the scene momentarily.

Video surveillance around 5:42 a.m. showed the man walked to a vehicle and retrieved a handgun, Gibson said. Then he returned to the scene and fired a shot that struck Surage.

Surage died shortly after from the gunshot wound to his chest. He leaves behind a wife and five children.

Police are seeking a man described as a non-white male in his 20s. He has a muscular build, and is roughly 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall. He was wearing a dark jacket with curly hair tied in a ponytail at the time of the shooting.

The vehicle from which the man retrieved the handgun is described as a dark, late model Honda Accord.

In addition to the shooter, there were two black males and one black female who accompanied him into the club at least two hours before the shooting, according to video surveillance. Gibson is urging the persons of interests to contact him as soon as possible.

Following the shooting, the crowd at the club fled the scene, leaving only Surage’s friends to provide details to the police.

“If you were there that night and saw the suspect shoot Mr Surage, please listen to your conscience and come to police,” Gibson implored.

When asked about his thoughts on the incident, Gibson said that, “I don’t think anyone deserves to lose their life, let alone over the theft of a chain.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto Police Services at 416-808-7400, Det. Sgt. Gibson at 416-808-7400 ext 77405, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 416-222-8477.

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By: Preston Dozsa
Copy editor: Peder Myhr
Posted: Oct 31 2014 12:00 am
Filed under: News