Second arrest in shooting death of Alex Perlmutter

A second man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Alex Perlmutter, 22, in March.

Lamar Cyrus, 21, of Toronto, was arrested on Wednesday, July 3 and was also charged with possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in a vehicle and unauthorized possession of a firearm with ammunition, York Regional Police report. He’s scheduled to appear in court on July 19.

The victim’s body was found on March 27 shortly after 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Churchill Community Church on Ninth Line just north of Aurora Road in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Police believe the Sunderland resident and new father was shot in a parking lot at Queensville Side Road and Hwy. 48 and driven to the location where his body was discovered by a passerby.

Levi Alexander, 23, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on May 1. He’s also scheduled to appear in court on July 19. Police are still looking for a third suspect, described as a black male wearing a large chain.

Anyone with information about the investigation or information on the outstanding suspect should contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865 or homicide@yrp.ca. Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

Photo: Alex Perlmutter was killed in March.

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