Durham region’s first homicide of 2020 – Stabbing claims the life of Kelvin Brown St

West Division were called to a residence on Tams Drive in Ajax for a stabbing on June 4th at approximately 1:20pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Kelvin Brown, 21, without vitals. Brown was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police have charged Nigel Ramlogan, 20, of Pickering with Second Degree Murder. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Dennis or Det. Alves of the Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5402/5338.

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims can be found here!

Toronto Homicide #32 – Maaz Jogiyat dead and 1 injured following a shooting near a skatepark

Toronto police responded to several callers reporting multiple gunshots heard in the area of Vanderhoof Ave & Research Rd on June 9th at approximately 7:30pm.

Police located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds, one victim was rushed to hospital on an emergency run where he died of his injuries. The second victim is expected to survive.

Update June 10th
Toronto police have identified the victim as Maaz Jogiyat, 20, of Toronto. It has been reported that a group of people were sitting in a parked vehicle when the suspects approached in a vehicle and started shooting at the parked vehicle. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored 4-door SUV and was last seen northbound on Brentcliffe Road towards Eglinton Avenue East.

Anyone who had contact with the victim, earlier that day, is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update June 27th
Toronto police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Maviya Tahir, 18, of Toronto. He is described as 5’10”, 150 lbs., with a light complexion. Tahir is wanted for:

1) First Degree Murder
2) Attempt Murder

He is believed to be armed, violent, and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Update September 24th
On September 22, 2020, York Regional Police Service arrested Maviya Tahir, 18, of Toronto. Tahir has been charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Maaz Jogiyat.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Two women and a man charged with the murder of Emerson Sprung in Meaford Ontario

Grey Bruce OPP said Emerson Sprung, 25, left his family’s home on May 2nd on his bicycle at approximately 9:00pm and was reported missing by his mother on May 3rd.

Police said Sprung’s remains were found by the service’s canine unit on May 3rd in Meaford. The OPP Criminal investigation branch determined the death to be a homicide.

Matthew McQuarrie, 34, of Meaford was charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with information involving this investigation are asked to contact Grey Bruce OPP, 1-888-310-1122.

Update June 9
Police are looking to speak with an unknown person who was seen in video footage collected from a private camera at Grant Avenue on May 2nd, at 8:59 p.m. and at 9:10 p.m.

The person is believed to be a male wearing a dark-coloured coat with a stripe or logo that extends around the mid-section of the coat, wearing dark pants and light-coloured shoes.

Update July 23
On July 22, 2020 police arrested Laurel Campbell, 28, of Meaford, and charged her with accessory after the fact to murder. Bridget Taylor Smith, 25, of Meaford, was also arrested and charged been charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims can be found here!

Update Victim Identified: OPP says the discovery of a man’s body in Cramahe Township now a homicide investigation

Northumberland OPP and paramedics responded to the report of a man inside an outbuilding with no vital signs and “obvious signs” of trauma at a residential property on County Road 2 on May 19th.

An autopsy was performed on May 20th and revealed the manner of death to be a homicide. The victim has been identified by the medical examiner as Boyd Woods, 72, of Cramahe Township. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims can be found here!

Update Charges Laid: Hamilton Homicide #1 – David Stevens fatally shot on Harvey Street

Hamilton police responded to report of gunshots at a seven-bedroom rooming house located at 21 Harvey Street, on January 29th at approximately 11:30pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 46-year-old David Stevens suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police are not releasing the victim’s identity pending next of kin notification.

Police believe there were three male suspects who attended the residence in a four-door, silver colored sedan. Investigators are in the process of collecting video in hopes to obtain a more detailed description of the suspects.

March 6, a 19-year-old male from Hamilton was arrested for the murder of David Stevens. He was released unconditionally after being interviewed by police. He remains a suspect in the investigation.

April 30, Major Crime investigators interviewed a 20-year-old man from Hamilton. He is believed to be the third person who entered the Harvey Street residence. This individual was informed of his status in the case.

Update June 3rd
Investigators have charged 23-year-old Shajjad Idrish of Stoney Creek with First Degree murder in the killing of David Stevens. Police said Shajjad Idrish was arrested by Brantford Police Service back on February 14, 2020, for the murder of Jason Kossatz, and the Attempted Murder of two other persons that occurred on February 8, 2020, at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street in Brantford. Idrish has remained in custody since his arrest in Brantford in February.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Wouters at 905-546-4921..

Toronto Homicide #6 – Two injured, and Stephon Kelly shot to death in Toronto’s latest homicide

Toronto police responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Markham Road and Kingston Road on January 25th at approximately 9:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find three victims. A man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The third victim, 28-year-old Stephon Kelly, of Toronto was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police are searching for at least two suspects that may have left the scene in a silver vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300 or 416-808-7400.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.


Update Suspect found dead in Toronto: Brampton Homicide #1 – 28-year-old Heeral Patel found dead in a green space.

Peel Regional Police responded to a naturalized green space in the area of Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road on the report of a deceased woman on January 13th at approximately 5:49pm.

Investigators arrived to find Heeral Patel, a 28 year-old woman from Toronto deceased. Police said the death was suspicious and the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau took carriage of the investigation.

Investigators are encouraging the victim’s husband Rakeshbhai Patel, 36, to contact a lawyer and arrange to turn himself in.    

Update January 20th
Peel police said Rakeshbhai Patel was found deceased in the City of Toronto on January 17, 2020. His death is not being pursued as a criminal investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121,

Toronto homicide #2 – Paul Anthony Desouza identified as fatal shooting victim

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting at 367 Military Trail on January 11th.

Police arrived to find 25-year-old Paul Anthony Desouza, 25, of Toronto, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Desouza was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe that there were several witnesses at the scene of the homicide.
Anyone who was there and may have dash-cam or security camera videos of this incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #1 – Ahmed Yakot, died in hospital after Regent Park neighborhood shooting

Toronto police responded to a call to the sound of shots fired in the Oak Street and River Street area on January 1st at approximately 10:30pm. 

It has been reported that two men were shot at by suspects in a dark coloured car. Both men were rushed to hospital where 21-year-old Ahmed Yakot, 21, died of his injuries on January 2nd. 

Anyone with information in particular, anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage, around the time of the incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Peel police investigating a Hit and Run in Brampton as a homicide

Peel Police were made aware of a fail to remain collision that happened on Sunny Meadow Boulevard in the City of Brampton at approximately 11:00pm on Christmas day.

A 51-year-old Balvinder Bains was located in life-threatening condition after being struck by a vehicle. Bains was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

On December 26th Police located the vehicle involved in this incident and arrested 53-year-old Amarjit Lamba from Brampton. The suspect was taken into custody for Second Degree Murder.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to contact investigators with the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3205.

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.