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Louis Desjardins dies from stab wound in Toronto’s 22nd homicide

Toronto police were called to the area of Dupont Street and Dufferin Street on June 23rd at 12: 23am on report of a stabbing.

Police found 18 year old Louis Desjardins suffering from apparent injuries. Desjardins was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Andrew Gomes, 18, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

The Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Shooting victim Soumik Asgar, is Toronto’s 21st homicide

Toronto police were called to Blue Haven Crescent Sunday June 11th at 2:27am on report of a shooting.

Emergency crews arrived and found to man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with obvious injuries, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Soumik Asgar 20, of Toronto.

Police believe there was a passenger with the victim at the time of the shooting, who fled prior to police arriving.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400

The Toronto 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Fatal Hit and Run has been classified as Toronto’s 20th homicide

Toronto police responded to a call for a hit and run that left two people injured at Eglinton Avenue West, west of Black Creek Drive on June 7th at at 4:53am.

Police said it is alleged that 37 year old Dario Humberto Romero was struck by a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep was northbound on Black Creek Drive and made a left turn into the eastbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue West.

Romero died at the scene. A 59 year old woman was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The driver of the jeep has been identified as Anthony James Kiss, 31. Kiss has been charged with manslaughter, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, Over 80mgs operation of a motor vehicle causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

The Toronto 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Abdiqani Abshir Toronto’s 19th homicide

Torpnto Police were called to the area of Cavell Avenue/Pape Avenue on Monday May 23 at approximately 11:45 pm on report of a shooting.

Police located Abdiqani Abshir 24, suffering from a gunshot wound in the Gerrard Street East & Logan Avenue area. Abshir was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

During the investigation police also found a deceased woman at 96 Cavell Avenue. The cause of her death has yet to be determined. If police determine the death of the woman to be homicide she will be Toronto’s 20th homicide of 2017.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400

The 2017 Toronto Homicide Victim’s List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #17 Catherine McNamee

Emergency crews were called to Bridgepoint Active Healthcare on February 26th where it has been alleged that Catherine McNamee 90, was pushed by another resident. McNamee fell and hit her head, and was sent to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on March 4th.

On March 5, Terry Shorter, 68, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault.

Police said on April 21, “after consulting with the Crown attorney’s office and forensic pathology unit, Terry Shorter,  was arrested and charged with manslaughter.”

The 2017 Toronto Homicide Victim’s list is available here.

Toronto Homicide 18: Leonard Pinnock shot to death in a parked car

Police said that Leonard Pinnock of Hamilton was waiting in his car for his friend at a strip mall at Dufferin St. and Bowie Ave on Saturday April 22 at around 9:30 am when he was shot.

Pinnock was found with apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police stated in a press release that several suspects were seen fleeing the area.

Anyone with information or home security video or dash cam video of the incident, is asked to call police at 416-808-7400.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Updated: Toronto Homicide #16 – Martin R.W Hauck

Toronto Police were called to a medical in the area of Queen St East and Booth Ave on April 17th at approximately 1:50pm.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene to find a man in serious condition. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the man will remain private until his next of kin is notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update April 19th

The victim has been identified as Martin R.W. Hauck, 56, his cause of death has not been released at this time.

Toronto’s 16th homicide victim Martin R. W. Hauck,.
*Photo made available by Toronto Police.

Police are searching for Glenn Gaetan, 25, of Toronto. Gaetan is wanted for first degree murder.

Glenn Gaetan, Photo made available by Toronto Police.

Glenn Gaetan should be considered armed and dangerous. If located dial 911.

Update: Glenn Gaetan surrendered to Toronto police on Thursday April 20th. Gaetan has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Martin R.W Hauck. Gaetan is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m., room 505.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Toronto homicide #15 – Samatar Farah found dead outside of a townhouse complex

Police were called to Chester Le Boulevard in Scarborough on April 15th at around 1:30 am on report of gunshots. It wasn’t until hours later that Police and EMT’s were called to the same area on report of an injured man at 8:02am.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity will not be released until his next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update: The victim on Saturday’s homicide has been identified as Samatar Farah, 24. A Go Fund Me Page had been set up to help with funeral costs, and exceeded it’s $15,000 goal in less than 24 hours.

*Image made available by The Toronto Police Service

Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Antonio Sergi shot dead outside his home

Toronto police were called to La Rush Drive on report of a shooting. Police and EMT’s arrived to find Antonio Sergi, 53, unresponsive outside of the home.

Sergi was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was scheduled for April 1st.

Police said there were reports of a person 6′ in stature and average build seen fleeing the scene in a dark hooded sweater. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Mohamed Abdulkadir Ali, Toronto’s 13th homicide of 2017

Toronto police responded to reports of gunshots on March 18th at around 9pm in the area of Meighen Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue.

Mohamed Abdilkadir Ali 28, was found injured at the scene and was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Police have not named any suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

The Toronto 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.