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.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

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: 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.

Ricardo Miraballes, 37, of Toronto, was arrested on January 18th and charged with second degree murder. During the arrest, Miraballes was shot by police near Scarborough Town Centre.

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.