Kingston Police make arrest in October 2021 double homicide

Kingston Police closed the roadway at Sydenham Road near Highway 401 following a double shooting, later defined as a double homicide, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
Photo by Lucas Mulder/The Kingstonist.

Ten months after a double homicide occurred in a parking lot on Sydenham Road near Highway 401 in the City of Kingston, Kingston Police, with the assistance of other police services, have apprehended the suspect.

The murders occurred on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, when two victims were shot near Sydenham Road and Highway 401. One victim died immediately, and was identified on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, as Carl Alen Delphin, 21, who was also known as ‘Lito,’ an Ottawa-based rapper.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, Kingston Police confirmed that the incident was now considered a double homicide, after the second victim passed away due to injuries sustained in the shooting. That victim was identified as Nico Soubliere, 29, also of Ottawa.

Kingston Police, in partnership with the London Police Service and with the assistance of the Durham Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Toronto Police Service arrested the suspect, Gregory Anthony Beasley, in the city of Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in relation to the murders.

According to a release from Kingston Police, subsequent to his arrest Beasley was transported to Kingston Police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2022, which resulted in him being remanded into custody. He is charged with:

  • two counts of first-degree murder,
  • possession of a firearm while prohibited,
  • use firearm to commit an indictable offence,
  • possession of a prohibited firearm without holding a license or registration certificate.

During the arrest in Toronto, Beasley was found to be in possession of a firearm resulting in additional charges being laid, police stated. More charges are being anticipated as the investigation continues.

In 2020, Beasley had been arrested and charged by Kingston Police after an investigation into a shooting on Rideau Street that took place in June 2019. The Crown subsequently dropped the charges stemming from that incident, however, and Beasley was released back into the public. Kingstonist has reached out to the Kingston Crown Attorney’s Office for further information regarding the reasons why those previous charges were dropped.

In the release, Kingston Police thank members of the public as well as the Durham Regional Police Service, London Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Toronto Police Service for their continued assistance with this investigation.

Through funding provided by the Ontario Government, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario supported Kingston Police’s investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and the Kingston Police remind the public that anyone with information pertaining to this incident, should contact Detective Constable Joel Fisher at [email protected] or 613-549-4660 x6338, Detective Sergeant Chad Parslow at [email protected] or 613-549-4660 x6245, or any member of the Major Crime Unit.

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