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Police arrest N.S. man in Toronto shooting

Toronto Police have arrested four people and charged a man with first-degree murder in the October shooting death of a Nova Scotia man.

Darnell St. Clair Wright of Dartmouth, N.S., charged with first-degree murder

Toronto Police have charged a man with first-degree murder and arrested three other people in the October shooting death of a Nova Scotia man.

Jefflin Beals, 25, of Dartmouth, N.S., died after he was shot on a quiet residential street during Nuit Blanche — an all-night outdoor art festival — near Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park in the early morning hours of Oct. 2.

Police announced Friday they have arrested and charged Toronto man Darnell St. Clair Wright, 32, with first-degree murder. Police say he was arrested without incident in Toronto.

Three other people were also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to murder: Brittney Carvery, 21, of no fixed address; Sanderico Beals, 25, of Dartmouth; and Roslyn Bascom, 27, of Toronto.

It is not clear what relation, if any, Sanderico Beals has to the victim.

All four are scheduled to make a court appearance Friday in Toronto.

After 3 a.m. on Oct. 3, police found Beals lying between two houses on Crawford Street with gunshot wounds to the chest. He was later pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital.

On Oct. 20 police announced they were looking for Darnell St. Clair Wright and at the time said he may be headed to Halifax.

Police said Beals, who was visiting Toronto at the time of his death, was known to police in Nova Scotia and was also the intended victim of a failed drive-by shooting in Dartmouth two years ago.

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