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.

Toronto Homicide 72 – Julie Berman dies in hospital after a serious assault, charges laid

Toronto police responded to an assault in the Brunswick Avenue and Harbord Street area on December 22, 2019, at 2:18 p.m.

On arrival emergency crews located 51-year-old Julie Berman suffering from a serious injury to the head. She was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries. Bergman was an advocate for transgender rights and a strong voice against the violence that impacts the trans community.

Police said it is alleged that two people were inside a residence when the victim received injuries to her head. Colin Harnack, 29, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400. The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Waterloo Regional Police investigating the shooting death of Yafiet Rezene

Waterloo Regional Police responded to report of a shooting at a residence on Windale Crescent in Kitchener at approximately 4:15 a.m on December 15th.

Police arrived to find Yafiet Rezene, 19, deceased at the scene. Police have determined that there was a gathering at the home when an altercation broke out between a group of people who are believed to be known to each other and several shots were fired.

Two other people were shot but received non-life-threatening injuries. Two people were arrested, one for Obstruct Police and one for drug-related offences.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Canadian Major City Homicides By Gender, November 24th 2019.

Toronto Homicide #66 – Terrence Agtual, dies as a result of drive-by shooting on Highway 400

Toronto police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Highway 400 south of Steeles Avenue West on December 7th at 7:00pm.

Police said three people were traveling in a vehicle, southbound on Highway 400, from Steeles Avenue West when a vehicle pulled up alongside the driver’s side of the vehicle when the occupants of the second vehicle began firing numerous shots at the first vehicle.

All three occupants were rushed to hospital where Terrence Agtual, 28, of Toronto died of his injuries on December 8th.

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

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.


Glen Darrell Vandusen dies as a result of injuries after being assaulted at The Joyceville Institution in Kingston

Police from the Penitentiary Squad responded to the Joyceville Institution after the Correctional Service of Canada reported that an inmate had been located with life-threatening injuries and had been transported by ambulance to a hospital on December 1st.

Ontario Provincial Police confirmed on December 4th that Glen Darrell Vandusen, 43, died in hospital of injuries from the attack.

According to a media release from Correctional Service Canada Vandusen had just begun a four-year sentence for sexual assault, assault and uttering threats to cause death or harm.

Canadian Major City Homicides By Gender, November 24th 2019.

18-year-old man shot to death in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police responded to a residential area near Rosepac Avenue and  Metzak Drive in the City of Brampton on November 30th at approximately 6:39pm.

Police said an 18-year-old man was located outside a residence suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

It has been reported that a white or light coloured vehicle was seen leaving the area with multiple suspects inside. Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.