Toronto Homicide #3 – Maryna Kudzianiuk dies in hospital after being found seriously injured in a fire

Toronto police and Fire Services responded to a call for a fire at 25 Bay Mills Boulevard on January 13th at approximately 3:06 am.

Toronto fire department extinguished the blaze and found 40-year-old Maryna Kudzianiuk of Toronto suffering from serious injuries. Kudzianiuk was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries. An autopsy was conducted on January 14th and ruled the death to be a homicide.

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

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

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.

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

Toronto Homicide #67 – OCAD student, Jeremy Vincent Urbina shot to death in North York

Toronto police were called to an address on Field Sparroway, in the area of Leslie Street and Finch Avenue East on December 11th at approximately 8:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 22-year-old Jeremy Vincent Urbina, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced at the scene. Jeremy Vincent Urbina, Police and paramedics arrived to find 22-year-old Jeremy Vincent Urbina, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced at the scene.

Urbina’s family told reporters that he was a second-year student at OCAD University and was studying for an exam on Wednesday.

Police are searching for two suspects had their faces concealed and were last seen running westbound near Finch Avenue, west of Leslie Street. The first suspect was wearing a dark-coloured hoody and dark-coloured pants, and the second was wearing all dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #65 – Zachary Antrobus shot to death in Scarborough

Toronto police were called to an apartment located at 1360 Danforth Road on November 23rd, at 4:42 pm, on report of a shooting.

Police arrived to find Zachary Antrobus, 27, of Toronto suffering from gunshot wounds in the lobby of the building. Antrobus was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information to contact police at 416-808-1300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #64 – Craig Campbell identified as the fatal shooting victim on Oakwood ave

Toronto police were flagged down in the area of 495 Oakwood Ave on November 16th at approximately 1:42am.

Police located Craig Campbell, 42, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds. Campbell was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

It has been reported that a dark-coloured SUV was seen fleeing the area after the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #59 – Bethelhem Geleta identified as the victim in the Davisville Avenue deaths.

Toronto police responded to a report of unknown trouble at 141 Davisville Avenue on October 28th at approximately 12:32pm.

Police arrived to find a woman without vital signs and a man suffering from injuries. Both were rushed to hospital where they died of their injuries. The woman has been identified as Bethelhem Geleta, 22, of Toronto. An autopsy was performed and revealed her cause of death to be strangulation. The deceased male has been identified as Aboma Daba, 30, of Toronto.

Police said the deaths are not being treated as suspicious, there are no outstanding suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400. 

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #55 – Matthew Dreaver, 16, intentionally struck by a vehicle and left to die

Toronto police responded to a call for a Fail to Remain collision where a pedestrian was struck in the area of Woodbine Ave. and O’Connor Drive on October 7th at approximately 2:25am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Matthew Dreaver, 16, of Toronto with obvious trauma. Dreaver was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said the investigation has revealed the victim was alleged to have been struck intentionally by the vehicle.

Security footage of the area captured the suspect vehicle, a black, four-door small SUV, clean, unknown make or model with damage to the front of the vehicle. The suspects have been described as (driver) Male white, 20-35 years round face, 5’10” to 5’11” with short to balding hair and (passenger) Male white, short to balding hair, height and weight similar to suspect 1.

Update November 22nd.
Investigators said SUV is believed to be a 2007-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe, dark blue or black. Police have released a video that can be viewed on YoutubeToronto Police would like to warn the public that the video is graphic in nature. Viewer discretion is advised.

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

Toronto homicide #52 & #53 – Delauntae Bryant, and Eric Rowe die in hospital after a shooting at Grandravine Drive.

Toronto police were called to the courtyard of 306 Grandravine Drive, on October 1st at approximately 9:29 pm on report of a shooting.

When police arrived at the final crime scene at 306 Grandravine Drive they located 2 victims. Officers and paramedics began life-saving efforts on the two men and they were both taken to hospital and later succumbed to their injuries and pronounced deceased. The victims have been identified as Delauntae Bryant, 24, and Eric Rowe, 20.

It has been reported that Police first received a call of a shooting at 8:29 pm in the area of Venetian Crescent just south of the Jane and Finch Mall. The suspects had shot a teenage boy who sustained multiple injuries but managed to escape. Then at 9:04 pm it was reported that the same men had fired rounds at homes in the area 2010 Sheppard Avenue West. No injuries were reported.

Investigators are appealing to the public for any dash-cam video, security video footage or information about the incidents and the gunmen. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.