Toronto rapper Capitol P wanted for 2007 Malvern murder [News]
Toronto, ON – Malvern’s Pierre Oliver Ellis aka Capitol P, 23-years-old, is being sought after for the first-degree murder of Kenyon “Ace” Campbell, a 16-year-old who, according to Toronto Police, was gunned down in front of his family’s home on Empringham Drive in 2007. It had been the 80th homicide of the year. “It made quite a splash in the media at the time,” said Det-Sgt. Hank Idsinga on Monday when the news was announced. “He was shot on the porch but he managed to make it back inside,” Idsinga said, disclosing that the teen’s mother found him bleeding in their home hallway shortly before he died.
In a song called “Letter 2 Da Vern (R.I.P. Ace),” which was previously posted on HipHopCanada, P claims his innocence in regards to the shooting and he expresses his love for his young friend. Toronto media has quoted several lines from the song including “I’d never push his wig back,” and a claim that P treated Ace “better than my own brother.” They also reference his numerous gun-oriented lyrics and photos of him “surrounded by money.” Hopefully the media can report without bias and not let the gangster rap lifestyle be the only basis of claiming guilt – no reference of actual hard evidence connecting Capitol P to the murder has been issued as of yet. Gangster rap lifestyle or not, a court of law should be the only organization or entity that can claim an individual is guilty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Campbell family who continue to await answers and justice for Keyon’s death.
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