Boy, 13, accused of killing 15-year-old now faces robbery charges

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Toronto police have arrested and charged at 13-year-old in connection with a robbery of a pharmacy. The same boy is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy in Toronto. (Robert Krbavac/CBC - image credit)
Toronto police have arrested and charged at 13-year-old in connection with a robbery of a pharmacy. The same boy is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy in Toronto. (Robert Krbavac/CBC - image credit)

A 13-year-old boy accused of killing a 15-year-old now faces charges in connection with an armed robbery.

After an investigation, police say, they charged the teen on Monday with robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent and possession of property over $5,000. He is due to appear in court at 311 Jarvis St. on Thursday at 10 a.m. via a video link.

The boy is accused of robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint near Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Police allege narcotics were stolen.

A day after the robbery, on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at about 11:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in an apartment parking garage in the area of Gamble Avenue and Pape Avenue.

The 13-year-old was charged in that killing the following day — Thursday, Jan. 20.

Police have identified the victim in the shooting death as Jordon Carter. He is the city's eighth homicide victim of the year. The accused cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Officers said they seized two firearms and ammunition in connection with the homicide.

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