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.
 

Toronto Homicide #92 – Jeffrey Parker dies from stab wound

Toronto police responded to a report of a Stabbing in the area of George Street and Gerrard Street East, on December 6th at approximately 4:40pm. 

Police arrived to find Jeffrey Parker, 35, of Toronto, with serious trauma. Parker was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Tyler Reynolds, 22, of Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder. 


The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here. 

Toronto record breaking Homicide #90 – Cardinal Licorish, of Ajax gunned down in daytime attack

Toronto police responded to report of a shooting at an apartment building at the southeast corner of Lawrence Avenue E. and Kingston Road at approximately 1:23pm on November 18th.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Cardinal Licorish, 23, of Ajax unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased a shot time later.

Police have not released the identity of the victim at this time, and continue to investigate.

The victim has been identified as Cardinal Licorish, 23, of Ajax.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, a 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree muder.

Update December 13th.
Raheem Moseley, 18, of Toronto, is wanted on a warrant for Second degree murder. He is described as 6′, 130 lbs., and light skinned.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #89 – Yohannes Brhanu dies of a gunshot wound

Toronto police responded to a sound of gunshots radio call 36 Ann Arbour Road area, on November 14th at approximately 12:03am.

Police arrived to find Yohannes Brhanu, 22, in a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. Brhanu was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Detective Sargent. Mike Carbone said at least four firearms were used in the shooting, and that Brhanu was also armed.

Police said it has been reported that Brhanu was parked in the vehicle, with a passenger when a second vehicle approached from the opposite direction. A third vehicle approached and  began to fire multiple gun shots to the drivers side. The second vehicle then began to fire at the third vehicle before it fled the scene.

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

Toronto has not seen 89 homicides in one year since 1991. The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #88 – Edward Sharron, dies from injuries sustained in a robbery

Toronto police responded to a call for a robbery at 241 Church Street on October 12th at approximately 6:15pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Edward “Ted” Sharron, 58, of Toronto suffering from a head injury. Police reported is alleged that The suspect approached Mr, Sharron, who was standing on the corner, and punched him. Sharron fell so the ground, striking his head.

Sharron died of his injuries in hospital on October 21st. Police arrested Jason Hadfield, 34, of Toronto, on October 15th. Hadfield’s charges of Robbery and Assault are expected to be upgraded.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.