Man charged in shooting death of Kwado 'Kojo' Mensah

18-year-old Sheldon Ahston Scrubb has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Kwado 'Kojo' Mensah.

18-year-old Milton man charged with second-degree murder

Toronto police have identified Kwado Kojo Mensah as the man shot dead near Old Finch Avenue and Morningside Avenue last Thursday evening. (Toronto Police Service)

Police have charged an 18-year-old man with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Kwado "Kojo" Mensah.

Sheldon Ashton Scrubb of Milton was arrested and charged on Wednesday with second-degree murder, reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault.

On April 25 around 8 p.m., police responded to the sound of gunshots near Grace Hartman Housing Co-op at Morningside Avenue and Old Finch Avenue. Police say witnesses reported hearing two bursts of gunfire and saw three or four suspects flee.

Mensah was prounounced dead at the scene. The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

Mayor Rob Ford used to coach 20-year-old Mensah at Don Bosco. Ford said he was saddened by the news and called the former football player a very nice, polite, young man.