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Toronto man arrested for murder of Islander

David Blacquiere
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An 18-year-old Toronto man is in police custody in connection with the stabbing death of David Blacquiere, who was originally from P.E.I.

Christopher Enrique Gordon, 18, was picked up on a Canada Wide Arrest Warrant in Kitchener, Ont., Monday.

He has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Blacquiere, who had been living in Angus, Ont., near Barrie.

Blacquiere was stabbed Nov. 14, 2017, in a vehicle parked outside a drug store. He was rushed to hospital but died of injuries. Police say Blacquiere knew his attacker.

Blacquiere’s father, Herb Blacquiere, told The Guardian Thursday he doesn’t have much to say following Gordon’s arrest.

“My only comment is, it’s (the arrest) not going to bring back my son,” the North Rustico man said. “But it may save somebody else from having something happen to them if he’s behind bars.”

The family previously told The Guardian that David, who was an ironworker, had been planning to move back to P.E.I. in December to semi-retire and to referee.

He had studied at Colonel Gray High School and played junior hockey with the Charlottetown Abbies and the Sherwood/Parkdale Metros.

Toronto Police Service Homicide had been looking for Gordon since the murder in November.

On Monday, the homicide unit located the young man, with the assistance of the Toronto Police Service Gun and Gang Unit and the Toronto Police PSRT, along with the Waterloo Regional Police Intelligence Unit, Emergency Response Unit and Canine Unit.

Gordon’s arrest is the third in connection to the crime.

Demetrius McFarquhar, who surrendered to police in late November, was charged with accessory after the fact to murder, attempting to obstruct justice and failing to comply with recognizance.

A 16-year-old girl, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, also turned herself into police in November and was charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.

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