All involved agreed that it was a miracle that the man shot more than 30 times survived.
They also agreed that a miracle would be necessary to capture the three guys who allegedly did – which surveillance video showed them to pump 33 bullets to a helpless man who just happened in a parking lot in the Jane and Finch area.
But Unit Commander Supt. Ron Taverns were optimistic.
"We get them," said the commander for 31, 23 and 12 divisions the day he showed the video to the public.
"We have to catch them."
It seemed a high target at the time.
All they had was three masked men who disappeared quickly in the night in the Jane and Finch area.
Taverns were determined.
"He introduced all the investigators and set the target," said a detective working undercover.
Beans were answered.
Four men have now been accused of gruesome shooting.
Three are claimed to have been the shooters, and the fourth is said to have been an alleged "co-conspirator".
They are Ahmed Siyad, 26, Olad Olad, 19, Mohamud Duale, 27, and Ahmed Dirie, 27.
All arrested during the last few days, face 26 criminal crimes, including attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a host of firearms.
They will appear in court on December 19th at Old City Hall.
In this operation, the police also found four small arms.
They will be investigated to see if they were involved in previous crimes, including the disgusting 10-day shot of Miracle Man named Jamal, who told the Sun: "I first felt the bullets first. I remember the blinks from the cannons. strange experience outside of the body. It felt like I was over myself and looked down on those who shot me. "
The first call police at the end of this study was that Jamal himself.
"He was in tears," said an officer.
"The guy has been through a lot and he is relieved that the people who wanted to kill him are now standing behind bars."
The police say all the accused are known to police.
The charges against the four are allegations and have not been proven in court.
But sources tell the sun, The crown will argue the motive for this brazen photography comes from a continuous conflict between Dixon Road Bloods and Driftwood Crips.
"It will be said that it was a revenge, and the plan was to kill the first person they saw."
That person was Jamal.
They probably put firepower in their alleged mission to kill him, it turns out Jamal was hard to kill.
Although he had 30 bullet holes in him, he went into a nearby emergency room and presented his health card.
Two 15-hour operations later, and while he goes gingerly, he lives.
Nobody was happier on Thursday about this situation than Taverns, which is down to his last 24 hours as a police officer in Toronto – a service he retired in 1967.
"It's a good way to go out", the Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack drilled.
"I'm so proud of the men and women who worked on this and for Ron too. He's just doing what he's done for decades."
Friday is Taverner's last day with 51 years of service for the city. On Monday he assumes his new role as Commissioner for OPP.
And while there have been a lot of politics and intrigues around that appointment, Taverns have been focused all this week more on this matter with their team.
"I'm so proud of them," Taverns said about the officers who made this important arrest to help him finish his Toronto police career at a high level.
"They are really amazing. I knew they would catch them."