Toronto Homicide #56 – Farhan Jama shot to death in Toronto’s Jamestown neighbourhood

Emergency crews responded to report of a shooting at 30 Orpington Crescent at approximately 12:30am on October 14th.

Police arrived at the scene to find Farhan Jama, 28, suffering from gunshot wounds outside of the address. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detective Rob North said they believe the victim was walking to a home in the area when he was confronted by a group of individuals who began shooting. It has been reported that police found at least 20 shell casings in the area.

The homicide appears to be targetted but if Jama was the target is still under investigation. Police said the victim was not known to them, nor did he have any gang affiliations.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

14-year-old Devan Selvey dies following a stabbing at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton

Hamilton Police confirm a 14-year-old Devan Selvey has died as a result of an assault at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. The assault took place early afternoon on October 7th.

Details regarding the assault and if a weapon was used have not been released. Police will be updating media later this evening.

Major Crime has taken over the investigation. Anyone with cellphone video is asked to contact the Hamilton police at 905-546-4123.

Update
Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk told reporters that a 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, were arrested by police, and the third person who was arrested, however officers are still trying to determine their involvement. A teen boy and girl remain unaccounted for.

The victim’s mother witnessed the attack. Police also said the murder weapon, a knife, remains unaccounted for and they are asking homeowners in the area to check their property.

Update September 8th
An 18-year-old male and 14-year-old male, of Hamilton, will be charged with 1st-degree murder. They will appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse, on September 8th to answer to the charge.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

Devan’s Family has set up a Go Fund Me to help with funeral expenses.

Toronto Homicide #54 – James Rushton charged with the murder of his father Thomas Denney

Toronto police responded to reports of a group of people fighting in the area of King Street West and University Avenue on September 2nd at approximately 10:42 pm.

Police arrived to find Thomas Denney, 62, of Toronto, suffering from a stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim’s son, James Rushton, 38 and of no fixed address, was 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.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Tyler Geiger charged with Manslaughter in regards to a Normanby overdose

West Grey Police officers responded to a report of an overdose at a Normanby area residence on April 19th at approximately 11:00am. Police and paramedics arrived to find a 46-year-old man deceased. 

Toxicology reports revealed that the man had suffered a drug overdose from Carfentanil. After a lengthy investigation police arrested 34 year old Tyler Geiger of Harriston, on September 20th, and charged him with Manslaughter and Trafficking. 

Anyone with information pertaining to the event is asked to contact the West Grey Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at 519-371-6911

Peel police investigating the shooting death of 18-year-old D’rae Rhooms-Peters

Peel police received a call for someone that had been shot in the area of Highway 410 and Sandalwood Parkway East in the City of Brampton, on September 16th at approximately 2:28am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle. Police said one victim was rushed to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The second victim 18-year-old D’rae Rhooms-Peters from Brampton was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A short distance from the crime a 2019 Honda Pilot, all black in colour with Ontario license plate CJRP 993 was stolen and fled the area. Police believe the thieves may have knowledge of the homicide and they should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at  (905) 453–2121.

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.

London Police investigating the homicide of Christopher Husty.

London police respond to a 911 call reporting a disturbance at an apartment in the area of Dufferin Ave and Colborne Street on Friday September 13th at approximately 9:20pm. 

Police arrived at the scene to find Christopher Husty, 59, suffering from serious injuries. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Officers located a male attempting to leave the area of the disturbance, and while doing so he assaulted a citizen. Police arrested the man who has been identified as Ernest Guitare, 62 of London. Guitare was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder and Assault of a Police Officer. 

Police said the victim and suspect were known to each other, and the weapon has been recovered. Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670

Toronto Homicide #45 – Toronto man charged with first-degree murder after murdering his wife with a machete.

Toronto police responded to a call for a stabbing on Fishery Road on September 11th at 6:15pm.

Police arrived to the scene to find Tharshika Jeganathan, 27, of Toronto, suffering from serious injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Duty Insp. Stacey Davis said “Witnesses observed a male suspect running around chasing the female victim with a machete,” 

Sasikaran Thanapalasingam, 38, of Toronto, surrendered to police on September 11th at approximately 7:00pm. He has been charged with first-degree murder. 

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

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #43 – Nathan Lloyd Ashman dies following an assault at a gas station

Toronto police responded to a call for an assault at a gas station in the Jane Street and Wilson Avenue area on September 4th at approximately 9:20pm.

Police said it’s alleged that two men were outside of a gas station and became involved in a physical altercation. Police arrived to find Nathan Lloyd Ashman, 36, of Toronto Unresponsive lying on the ground in a nearby park. Ashman was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Troy Anthony Hinds, 43, of Toronto was also taken to hospital for minor injuries and then 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 

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.


Toronto Homicide #42 – Man dies in Scarborough nursing home after an altercation

Toronto police were called to Bendale Acres, a long-term care home at 2920 Lawrence Ave E., near Brimley Road, at approximately 10:41 a.m on September 3rd on a report of an assault.

Police said there was an altercation that resulted in one man being sent to hospital with serious injuries. The victim dies of his injuries in hospital in the afternoon of September 3rd.

Const. Alex Li, said “The investigation is in its early stages, It is an ongoing investigation.”

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Kyle Clouden shot to death in the parking lot of a Mississauga restaurant

Peel police responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of Wally’s hamburger restaurant in the area of Hurontario Street and Central Parkway West in the City of Mississauga, on September 1st at approximately 2:30 am.

On arrival police located the victim who was identified as 24-year-old Kyle Clouden suffering from gunshot wounds. Clouden was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at  (905) 453–2121, extension 3205.  

The 2019 Mississauga Homicide Victim List is available here.