Toronto rapper wanted in 2007 slaying


A Toronto rapper wanted in the 2007 shooting death of a teen denies the murder charge in a YouTube video.

Toronto police are urging Pierre Oliver Ellis, 23, to turn himself in on a first-degree murder charge in the case of 16-year-old Keyon Campbell, who was shot to death on his front porch on Dec. 2, 2007.

Police say Ellis is also known by his stage name, Capitol P.

In August 2009, Capitol P posted a rap song called "Letter 2 Da Vern (RIP Ace)," in which he calls Campbell "Ace" and says they used to have sleepovers together and talk about women.

Capitol P raps that he treated Campbell "better than his brother" and says he would "never push his wig back," denying the murder charge.

Investigators say Ellis is known to police and they believe him to be armed and dangerous.

He is described as 5-foot-9, black, with a medium build and black hair.

Campbell was found by his mother in the front hallway of his home near Finch and Morningside Avenue in east-end Toronto. He was described as suffering severe trauma.

Campbell was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.