Tag Archives: Vaughan

24 year old man dead after Woodbridge shooting

York Regional Police responded to a report of an injured person at a home on Tall Grass Trail in the City of Vaughan on July 28th at approximately 7am.

At the scene police located the 24 year old male victim, who was suffering from serious injury consistant with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries at around 1pm.

Police arrested a 29 year old Toronto man without incident at approximately 2:30pm. The suspect will remain in custody as the investigation continues.

Domenic Triumbari shot to death outside of a Vaughan Social club

York Regional Police responded to reports of a shooting in a parking lot of Club Cosenza a private social club on March 31st at around 8:30pm.

Police located 55 year old Domenic Triumbari, suffering from gunshot wounds. Triumbari died at the scene.

Video surveillance captured the suspect shooting the victim, before fleeing in the passenger seat of a light coloured Honda Civic.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865

The death of Domenic Triumbari is the third Vaughan homicide this month. The other victims this month are Mila Barberi and Laquan Lyew.

Laquan Lyew shot to death in Vaughan

York Regional Police responded to what appeared to be an accident on March 23, 2017, at approximately 1:30 am in the HWY 7 & Jane Street area.

Police arrived to find a BMW crashed into a pole, inside they found 26 year old Laquan Lyew of Ajax. Police further noticed that Lyew was suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865

Mila Barberi shot to death in broad daylight

York Regional Police responded to reports of a shooting on March 14th at approximately 4:12 pm, on Castor Ave. Two victims were located at the scene suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims were rushed to hospital where the woman, 28 year old Mila Barberi was pronounced dead.  The 40 year old man who will not be identified had minor injuries and is expected to survive.

Police have released a description of the suspect:
– Male
– Approximately 6’2″ & 250lbs
– Dark jacket
– Covered face driving a dark coloured Jeep Grand Cherokee

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865

UPDATE: Body found in Kleinburg Ontario

York Regional Police responded to the area of Howland Drive and Nashville Road, west of Highway 27 on report of a body found in a wooded area on December 1st at around 3:30 pm.

Police located the body of a woman, believed to be of middle eastern descent.  The Homicide Team has taken over the investigation.

More to come…

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865

Update – December 3

Police identified the victim as Dr. Elana Fric Shamji 40. Dr. Elana Fric Shamji, a mother of three who worked as a family physician at the Scarborough Hospital. Shamji was said to have died as a result of strangulation and blunt force trauma.

Police believe that Shamji was murdered in the family’s North York home before being driven to a wooded area and dumped in York Region.

Police have charged her husband, Dr. Mohammed Shamji 40, a prominent neurosurgeon, with first degree murder.

Toronto police have classified the death of Shamji as the 62nd homicide of 2016. The Toronto homicide Victims list is available here.

Fernando Anibal Acosta found dead in ditch

On August 5th, police responded to a call about a body in a ditch near hwy 7.  Officers said the body of 38-year-old Fernando Anibal Acosta was badly decomposed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the the York Regional police at 1-866-876-5423.


April 29th 2016:

Tevon Squire is currently in jail in Toronto, where he is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of Fernando Acosta.

Squire is also facing charges for the September Montreal murder of Nathaniel Reid.


22 year old Gianluca Cellucci of Richmond Hill dead in Vaughan stabbing

Emergency crews were called to the parking lot of Dave & Busters in Vaughan, at around 3am on February 7th, where they found two men, both 22 suffering from stab wounds.

22 year old Gianluca Cellucci, from Richmond Hill was pronounced dead at the scene, the other man, a 22 year old from Aurora was rushed to hospital but is expected to survive.

Nick Bagherzadeh, 20, of Richmond Hill, was arrested and will be charged with second degree murder and attempted murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Maria Voci and Christopher de Simone shot dead in Vaughan café

A shooting at a café in Vaughan on June 24th has left Maria Voci and Christopher de Simone dead, and two other men in hospital.

The incident at Moka, an espresso and gelato bar, is one in a string of violent crimes in the neighbourhood recently.

This remains under investigation.

Police described the suspect as a dark-skinned man and between 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11. He was wearing a light-grey hoodie, black Adidas track pants and a face mask. Police said he was driving a stolen 2011 black Nissan Versa with the licence plate BVLW 273.