Tag Archives: Toronto

Toronto Homicide #29 – Christopher Reid shot while driving

Toronto police responded to a report of a collision in the are of Kipling Ave. and Longfield Rd on May 7th at 11:55am.

Police arrived to fins  Christopher Reid, 38, suffering from gunshot wounds. Reid was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on May 10th.

Homicide investigators are interested in identifying this vehicle in question, as well as anyone in possession or associated to this vehicle. Investigators believe the vehicle is a white, four-door, 2008 or newer model BMW X.

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

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #28 – Robert Joseph Walker stabbed to death

Toronto police responded to a report of a stabbing at 2422 Queen Street East on May 6th at approximately 3:00am.

Police arrived to find Robert Joseph Walker, 48, of Toronto, suffering from stab wounds on a second floor hallway. Walker died of his injuries at the scene.

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)

Update: Police release the names of the 10 victims – Alek Minassian, 25, charged with 10 counts of first degree murder after driving a van on a crowded Toronto sidewalk

Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill was charged with 10 counts of first Degree Murder and 13 counts of Attempted Murder, after driving a rented van on a crowded sidewalk on Yonge Street in north Toronto.

Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson said the accused rented the white cargo van early in the day on April 23, before driving it to the scene to the area of Finch Ave. and Yonge St. at approximately 1.30 pm.

“As has been reported in the media, the accused is believed to have posted a cryptic public message on Facebook minutes before he began driving the rented van southbound on Yonge St. and onto the crowded sidewalks,” Gibson said in a press conference on April 24th.

The cryptic Facebook message read “Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please. C23249161. The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys. All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!”

Anyone who may need help after witnessing the tragedy can contact Victim Services Toronto, a non-profit organization, is free to anyone. They can be reached at 416-808-7066.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigative hotline at 416-808-8750.

Update April 28th
Toronto police have released the names of the victims in the attack.

  • Ji Hun Kim, 22, of South Korea
  • So He Chung, 22, of Toronto
  • Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, of Toronto
  • Andrea Bradden, 33, of Woodbridge
  • Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, 45, of Toronto
  • Chul Min Kang, 45, of Toronto
  • Dorothy Sewell, 80, of Toronto
  • Geraldine Brady, 83, of Toronto
  • Munir Najjar, 85, of Jordan
  • Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, 94, of Toronto

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #17 – Man dies of a stab wound in an elevator of a Toronto apartment building

Toronto police were called to a Community Housing building near Gordonridge Place and Danforth Road at approximately 7:50 am on April 20th.

Police arrived to find a man suffering from a stab wound in the elevator. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. No other information has been made available at this time.

Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

Update April 25th
Toronto police have identified the victim as Joel Newby, 23, of Toronto. An autopsy was conducted on April 22 and determined the cause of death to be stab wounds. Police have identified the suspect as Joshua Bewley, 27, of Toronto. Bewley has been described as 6’1″ to 6’2″, with a slim build. He was wearing a navy blue jacket and dark-coloured pants. He is wanted for first degree murder.

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

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Bruce McArthur – Investigation continues into Toronto’s alleged serial killer

Police have laid first-degree murder charges against Bruce McArthur, 66,  in connection to the deaths of eight men, most of whom were known to frequent Toronto’s Gay Village.

Police discovered the remains of many individuals this year in large planters, at a home where McArthur had worked as a landscape gardener.

The victim’s have been identified as:
1 – Andrew Kinsman, 49 who went missing from Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighborhood in June 2017.
2 – Selim Esen, 44, was last seen on April 14, 2017, close to his apartment building near Bloor Street East and Jarvis Street.
3 – Dean Lisowick, 47,  was never reported missing and Police believe Lisowick who was homeless, was killed in 2016 or 2017.
4 – Soroush Mahmudi, 50, was reported missing by his family in August 2015.
5 – Majeed Kayhan, 59, his adult son reported him missing to police on Oct. 25, 2012.
6 – Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, was last seen leaving a Toronto nightclub on Sept. 6, 2010.
7 – Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, reported missing on Wednesday December 29th, 2010
8 – Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, police believe he was killed between early September and mid-December 2015.

Toronto Police are reviewing 15 cold case files, from 1975 to 1997. Police hope to begin searching 75 properties where McArthur was believed to have worked, with their K9 units, in May.

Fesal Ahmed Mohammad Sobir identified as Toronto’s 16th homicide victim of 2018

Toronto police responded to a call for a stabbing in the O’Connor Drive and Donlands Avenue area on April 10th at approximately 3:00am.

Police arrived to find Fesal Ahmed Mohammad Sobir, 26, of Toronto, suffering from a stab wound. It is alleged that the victim and the suspect were involved in an altercation inside a store. The altercation escalated and Fesal Ahmed Mohammad Sobir, was stabbed. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Ahilan Chandrasekaramoorthy, 30, of Toronto, surrendered to police on April 10th at 11:57am and has been charged with First degree murder.

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

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #15 – Bryan Thomas from the Peterborough area shot to death

Toronto Police responded to a report of gun shots and an injured man in a parking lot, in the area of  Victoria Park Avenue.

Police located the victim, Bryan Thomas, 32, from the Peterborough area in medical distress. Thomas was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said suspects were seen fleeing from the scene in a white subcompact vehicle, eastbound on Terraview Boulevard.

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

Toronto Homicide #13 & 14 – Two people shot to death outside Play Time Bowl & Entertainment

Toronto police officers responded to a call for a shooting at 33 Samor Road, on March 17th at 10:08pm. Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said police were told that shots were fired outside Playtime Bowl and Entertainment.

Police arrived to find to people suffering from gunshot wounds. A man in his 30’s was pronounced at the scene, and a woman in her 20’s was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

The victim’s identities have not been released at this time.

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

Update March 19th
Police have identified the victims as Thanh Tien Ngo, 32, and Ruma Amar, 29.  Police believe that Ngo was the target of the shooting, and that their is no known relationship between Ngo and Ms.Amar.

Investigators are looking for three suspects that fled the area westbound, in a dark vehicle. The suspects have been described as follows:
Suspect #1: male, wearing blue hooded shirt, black shoes
Suspect #2: male, wearing black hooded shirt, black shoes with white soles
Suspect #3: unknown description at this time

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update Arrests Made – Toronto Homicide #12 – Nnamdi Ogba shot to death

Toronto police responded to a report of a shooting at 49 Scarlettwood Court on March 16th at approximately 11:09pm.

Police arrived to find Nnamdi Ogba, 26, of Toronto, with apparent gunshot wounds. Ogba was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Homicide investigators have taken over the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Update March 29th
Trevaughan Miller, 19, of Toronto, and Abdullahi Mohamed, 22, of Toronto, were arrested and each charged with first degree murder.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto homicide #11 – Dwayne Anthony Vidal, shot to death on Mount Olive Drive

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting in the 19 Mount Olive Drive area on March 10th at approximately 5:44pm.

Police arrived to find the victim suffering from serious gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

An autopsy will be conducted on Sunday, March 11.

Update March 12th
Toronto police identified the victim as Dwayne Anthony Vidal, 31, of Toronto.  The autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.