Man charged with first-degree murder in connection with brother’s shooting death
A man has been charged with first-degree murder after his older brother was shot and killed in the Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue area.
Police said Clayton Wright, 42, was shot in a parking lot at Eglinton Flats near 101 Emmett Ave. at 9:40 p.m. July 17.
He died at the scene.
“Mr. Wright was participating in an adult pickup soccer game at the Eglinton Flats prior to the murder,” Det. Sgt. Wayne Banks said in a July 18 YouTube video. “About 10 minutes prior to the shooting, he left the soccer game to make his way towards the parking lot area.”
Banks said the murder was not gang-related.
“We believe that this is an isolated incident,” he added.
Banks said there were 20 to 25 people in the area when the shooting occurred. But only about a dozen people stayed to speak with police.
Wright was self-employed and had no previous contact with police.
Police are examining surveillance videos from the area as part of the investigation.
A man turned himself in to police at 12 Division on Thursday, July 19.
Charged is 38-year-old Winston Wright.