Toronto Homicide #27 – James Andrew Smith stabbed to death in the Downtown Core

Toronto police officers responded to a call for a medical complaint in the Yonge Street and Charles Street area on June 8th at approximately 12:14am.

Police arrived to find James Andrew Smith, 52, of Toronto, suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. Smith was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said
Smith had been standing by the main entrance of 730 Yonge Street, when he was attacked by a male suspect who fled on foot. 

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200.

Update June 10th
Toronto police arrested Eric Bryant Ram, 24, of no fixed address, on June 10th and charged him with Second-Degree Murder.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #24 – Two charged in the stabbing death of Brendon Bowler

Toronto police responded to report of a stabbing in the Livingston Road and Earswick Drive area on May 6th at 12:18 in the afternoon.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Brendon Bowler, 17, of Toronto suffering from life-threatening injuries from the stabbing. Bowler was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Emmett Carew, 18, and Cheddi Itwaroo, 20, of Toronto were both arrested and are each charged with Second Degree Murder .

Police are asking that anyone who may have any photos or videos taken before, during or after the incident to send them to police via the link provided livingstonearswick. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #16 – Nashwan Yonan dies in hospital 2 weeks after being shot at a gas station

On March 8, 2019, at 12:20 a.m., Toronto Police responded to a report of a shooting in the Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West area, at a Petro Canada Gas Station.

Police said as Nashwan Yonan, 32, pulled up to the pump in his Jeep, a masked assailant fired numerous rounds at him. Yonan was hit several times and was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on March 22nd.

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


Jason Otis Lewis, dies of blunt force trauma in Toronto’s 11th homicide of 2019

Toronto police responded to a Suspicious Death call in the Broadway Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road area on March 4th at approximately 12:30pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Jason Otis Lewis, 47, of no fixed address,
unconscious and not breathing with signs of trauma. Despite life saving efforts Lewis was pronounced at the scene. An autopsy was completed and revealed that lewis died of blunt force trauma.

Police arrested Quentin Luke Lewis, 42, of Toronto, on march 4th. His charges have not been made public at this time.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #7 – Dean Howlett, shot to death on Lawrence Avenue East

Toronto police responded to a report of gunshots at 4110 Lawrence Avenue East, on February 12th at approximately 2:50pm.

Police arrived at the scene to find Dean Howlett, 25, of Whitby suffering from serious injuries in the stairwell of the building. Howlett was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone who may have been in the area or who may have any information to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Man Shot and Killed in Toronto’s Sixth Homicide

A man was shot and killed outside of a nightclub at 366 Queen Street East near Parliament. The killing occurred around 2 am on Friday. No identity has been released.

This is the sixth homicide overall in Toronto and the fourth male homicide. In 2018 there were 96 homicides in the city and 63 in 2017.

Update February 9th
Toronto police have identified the victim as Jaunoi Christian, 24, of Brampton. Police are searching for a suspect who was seen fleeing the scene. He is described as black, 6’0″, mid 30s, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue and white toque, dark-coloured jacket and blue jeans. 

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

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto Homicide #5 – Hanh “Hana” Nguyen stabbed to death

Toronto police and paramedics were called to a home on Mould Avenue, in the area of Jane Street and St. Clair Avenue, at around 6 a.m on January 24th.

First responders arrived to find two victims in the casement of the home. The female victim was pronounced at the scene and the male victim remains in hospital for treatment.

Police have not released the identity of the victim or if an arrest has been made. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update January 25th
Police have identified the victim as Hanh “Hana” Nguyen, 41, of Toronto. The man found suffering from a stab wound has been identified as Austin Le, 40, of Toronto. He has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #3 – 18-year-old Aseel Yehya shot to death

Toronto police responded to report of gunshots in the area of
Redwater Drive and Elmhurst Drive  on January 9th at 9:20 pm.

Police arrived to find 18-year-old Aseel Yehya , suffering from gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

It has been reported by Toronto Police that the young man was approached by a dark coloured vehicle when gunshots were heard. The victim attempted to flee the area on foot, when he was was shot and collapsed.

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

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

 

Updated: Toronto police investigating the City’s first homicide of 2019

Toronto police responded to report of a stabbing at approximately 12:24 a.m at a residential building near Gordonridge Pl. and Danforth Rd.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a man in his 30’s suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. Despite life saving efforts the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Update: Police have named the victim as 36 year old Ian Dyer, of Toronto.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

Update, On Tuesday, January 8th, Leigh Ming, 34, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Toronto Homicide #94 – Lawrence Errol Joel John dies of a gunshot wound

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting at 10 San Romanoway on December 18, at approximately 6:17am. 

Police and paramedics arrived to find Lawrence Errol Joel John, 28, of Toronto, inside a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. John was pronounced at the scene. 

It is alleged that Jones and a woman were sitting in a vehicle when they were approached by a group. The group shot into the car then fled the scene.

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


The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.