July 16, 2019
Shawn “Buck” Vassel.
I’ll admit that I had a negative impression of Buck at first – largely because of the color of his skin.
But once I found out that he did a Duterte on a Paki drug dealer, my opinion of him improved considerably.
Unfortunately, like most nogs, he just couldn’t stop nigging – and now he’s facing another murder charge.
Shawn (Buck) Vassel was nicknamed the Spider-Man Killer after scaling down 11 floors of a North York highrise apartment in an unsuccessful bid to elude police bent on arresting him for murder.
Now, Spider-Man won’t be rappelling down the side of buildings any time soon for two reasons.
Facing charges of second-degree murder in connection with a deadly shooting in May, the 35-year-old Vassel’s in a Toronto hospital — paralyzed from the waist down — after Monday’s gun battle in the Queen St. and Ossington Ave. area.
Shot three times, bullets pierced Vassel’s right lower back, upper thigh and left lower leg.
It’s not yet known whether his paralysis is temporary or permanent.
The shooters scattered 22 9-mm shell casings on the ground and wounded two others beside Vassel, said police.
“It was an all out gun battle,” Det. Darren Worth of 14 Division said.
“At this point, there is no known connection between the shooting and the murder.”
Vassel was in his hospital bed on Wednesday when police charged him with second-degree murder, stemming from the May 3 shooting death of Justin Kyle Ezeard, 32, on Millwick Dr.
His lawyer Breana Vandebeek stood beside her conscious client on Thursday as she spoke via phone to the Crown at the Ontario court of justice in North York.
His case was remanded until Aug. 2.
Vassel spent more than seven years in jail for the cold-blooded shooting death of pot dealer Husam Dagheim in 2007 in the parking lot of the Coliseum movie theatre near Square One in Mississauga.
Justin Kyle Ezeard.