September 20, 2017
A Toronto lawyer shot outside his Yorkville office a year ago is offering a $50,000 reward to help police nab the man who ordered the gunman to open fire on him.
Randall Barrs said he is putting up the reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who compelled the alleged gunman to stalk and shoot him outside his office.
“I’m doing this for all participants in the adversarial criminal justice system we have — criminal defence lawyers, Crowns, judges and police officers,” said Barrs, who was shot twice in the leg by a suspect.
“There’s someone out there who probably thinks he’s gotten away with this a year later. I’m hoping this reward money kick-starts this investigation,” said Barrs.
Career criminal Grayson Delong, 51, was under surveillance by undercover Halton officers on Sept. 20, 2016 from the time he made a 9 a.m. court appearance in Brampton on burglary charges until he drove to downtown Toronto that afternoon.
Delong allegedly ran up behind Barrs and opened fire shortly after 3 p.m. Seconds later, Delong was shot and wounded by a Halton officer while attempting to flee, the SIU alleged.
Delong had stolen licence plates on his vehicle and was wearing a disguise — a blonde wig and a construction worker’s outfit, according to Barrs.
Delong faces charges of aggravated assault and other offences.