Two men charged with murder in shooting death of Scarborough rapper in January

Police have charged two men in the murder of rapper Anthony Spencer inside a Scarborough recording studio in January.

Both men, who are in jail on other charges, were arrested and charged Monday, Oct. 1.

A Canada Wide warrant has been issued for a woman who was in the company of the two men charged.

Samuel Paul, 23, of Toronto, has been charged with first degree murder and weapons offences.

Chever Ashley, 22, of Toronto, is facing a charge of accessory after the fact to murder and numerous weapons offences.

A woman who police have referred to as an unknown female has been identified as LaPrincia Palmer, 19, of Toronto.

A warrant has been issued for her arrest on robbery while armed with a firearm and attempting to obstruct justice charges.

Spencer, 23, was shot inside the Brimley Road and Lawrence Avenue recording studio Jan. 21.

His body was then wrapped and placed in the back of a car by his friends and dropped off at The Scarborough Hospital, General division on McCowan Road.

Police said at a press conference Tuesday, Oct. 2, that Spencer and his friends had been robbed inside the recording studio.

Police have previously said security camera footage from a nearby business captured two men and a woman exiting a taxi and walking down the stairs into the basement recording studio at 12:42 a.m.

At 1:44 a.m., the woman, who police have identified as Palmer, was seen walking up the stairs to use her cell phone before returning to the studio. Just before 2:30 a.m., Palmer is again seeing exiting the studio and standing at the top of the steps.

Around 4:30 a.m., Palmer made a call to a taxi company to order a car to a nearby convenience store. Before the taxi dispatcher speaks to her, a single gunshot is heard in an audio recording of the call. Palmer, Ashley and Paul then left in a taxi.

Police have said the investigation was met with hurdles as Spencer’s friends, who were inside the studio when he was shot, refused to name the gunman.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux at 416−808−7387 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−8477.;