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Toronto Homicide #6 – Isahaq Omar dies in hospital of a gunshot wound

Toronto police responded to a report of a shooting in the Burbank Drive and Canary Crescent area on February 8th at 11:13pm.

Police said it is alleged that two men were parked in an SUV. One man was thrown out of the vehicle as the suspect fled the scene.

Police located the victim, Isahaq Omar, 36, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds. Omar was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police are searching for the suspect who has been described as black or brown, tall, thin build. He was last seen driving a black 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee with licence plate CADN 350.

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

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Toronto Homicide 5 – Man dies of a stab wound in hospital

Toronto police are investigating after a young man was stabbed in the area of Yonge Street and Wellesley Street at approximately 8:00pm on January 29th.

Police tweeted that there were 10 men chasing 1, and that the victim sustained a stab wound. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

Update February 1st

Police have identidied the victim as Simon Zerezghi, 25 (pictured below), of no fixed address.

Photo made available by Toronto police

Update February 1st
Homicide investigators arrested Colin Defreitas, 25, of Toronto and charged him with first degree murder, attempted murder and failing to comply with a recognizance.

Update February 2nd
Homicide investigators arrested James Craig, 32, of Toronto, and charged him with first degree murder and attempted murder.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide 3 and 4 – Nasurdin Nasir and Terrell Carr die of gunshot wounds

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting at West Deane Park Drive and Rabbit Lane on January 19th at approximately 12:39 am.

On arrival police located four injured men, two of the men were rushed to hospital and the other two were pronounced dead at the scene. The victims have been identified as Nasurdin Nasir, 26, of Toronto, and Terrell Carr, 24. Both of the men died from gunshot wounds.

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

Update January 23

A Canada Wide Warrant has been issued for Ubaid Said, 21, of Toronto. He is wanted for two counts of Second-Degree Murder
and two counts of Attempted Murder. He is considered to be armed and dangerous, and members of the public should not approach him. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Photo made available by Toronto Police
Photo made available by Toronto Police

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #2 – Shaquille Wallace dies after suffering gunshot wounds

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting at 58 Waterton Road on January 9th at approximately 8:17 pm.

Police arrived to find Shaquille Wallace, 22, of Toronto in a laneway with gunshot wounds. Wallace was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

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

Toronto’s first homicide of 2018 – Barbara Kovic, 78, found dead. Husband charged with second-degree murder

Toronto police responded to a medical call in the Martin Grove Road and The Westway area on January 3rd at approximately 9:35pm.

Barbara Kovic, 78,  was found in the home suffering from obvious signs of trauma. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Ante Kovic, 81, the victim’s husband was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

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

Update – Toronto Billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey found dead in their home.

Police have been tight lipped over the deaths of Apotex founder Barry, and his wife Honey Sherman. Police responded to a 911 after a real estate agent had discovered the bodies of the Sherman’s on December 15th at 11:44am at 50 Old Colony Road.

Police arrived to find Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman dead in their home.

The deaths are being investigated as suspicious, however the homicide team has taken over the case.

Police stated that the autopsy conducted on Mr. and Mrs. Sherman revealed the cause of death to be neck compression.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update January 26th.

Toronto police stated in a press conference that Honey and Barry Sherman were found on December 15th, hanging from belts on a poolside railing in a semi-seated position. The cause of death was described as “ligature neck compression” .

Det. Sgt. Susan Gomes said the lengthy investigation has lead them to believe the Shermans died as a result of a targeted double homicide.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Update: Toronto Homicide 61 – Man shot to death inside a Toronto Community Housing building

Toronto police responded to reports of gunshots on December 16th at 12:31 am, at 25 Henry Lane Terrace.

Police arrived to find the body of a man with serious trauma. He was pronounce dead at the scene.

The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

More information will be added s it becomes available.

Update December 18th
Toronto police have identified the victim as Mark Young, 52. The autopsy revealed the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds.

Mark Young, 52 (photo made available by the Toronto police)

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Toronto Homicide #60 – Jayanthy Seevaratnam murdered by her husband

Toronto police and paramedics responded to a medical call for assistance in the area of Empringham Drive and Sewells Road at around 1:40pm December 12th.

EMS located the woman without vital signs. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Police have taken a man into custody and the Homicide Squad has taken over the case.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Update December 15th
Toronto police hve identified the victim as Jayanthy Seevaratnam, 46, of Toronto. Seevaratnam’s husband Kathirgamanatha Suppiah, 45, has been charged with second degree murder.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Toronto Homicide #59 – Kwsie Blair dies in hospital from November shooting

On November 13, 2017, at 11:19 p.m., Toronto police were called for a sound of gunshots to the area of Dundas Street East and Parliament Street.

Police located the victim, Kwsie Blair, 20, in medical distress. Blair was rushed to hospital where he remained until his passing on December 11th.  The death of Blair is now being investigated as a homicide.

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

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

 

Toronto Homicide #58 – Ninon Hardie dies of severe trauma

Toronto police responded to a call for an unknown trouble on Bathgate Drive on December 6th at approximately 2:17am.

Police arrived at the scene to find Ninon (Nina) Hardie, 72, suffering from severe trauma. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Christopher Hardie, 40, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

Police have not released the cause of death or the relationship between the victim and the accused.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.