Two men charged with the June 1 murder of Trurell Brown of Ajax


Published January 20, 2022 at 2:47 pm

Homicide investigators have laid first degree murder charges against two men in relation to the June 1 death of Trurell Brown of Ajax.

On Wednesday investigators from Durham Regional Police’s Major Crime – Homicide Unit arrested Jordan Mendez, 29 and Leighton Hopkinson, 30, both from Toronto. Both men were charged with first degree murder.

Brown was found suffering from gunshot wounds at a home on Smith Lane, near Westney Road North and Rossland Road West, just before midnight on June 1.

The 29 year-old man was transported to a Toronto trauma centre, where he was later pronounced dead.

Brown was Durham’s second homicide victim of 2021.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. French of the Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5421.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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