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 with 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 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.

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.

Toronto Homicide #47 – Charankan Chandrakanthan shot to death in Scarborough

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting in the parking lot of an industrial plaza at 3411 McNicoll Avenue on September 19th at approximately 9:45pm.

Police arrived to find Charankan Chandrakanthan, 25, of Toronto, in a vehicle suffering from injuries as a result of gunshot wounds. Despite life-saving efforts made by paramedics Chandrakanthan was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police have not released any information on possible suspects but ask anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Saranraj Sivakumar, 22, of Stoufville, is believed responsible for shooting both men. He was arrested on September 22, and charged with Second Degree Murder and Attempt Murder.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Vito Lapolla shot to death in Toronto’s 46th homicide of 2019

Toronto police responded to a call to a shooting in the Dufferin Street and Glencairn Avenue area on September 16th at approximately 6:42pm.

Police and paramedics arrived at the scene to find Vito Lapolla, 72, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Lapolla was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said the suspect fled the area in a white SUV, last seen traveling northbound on Dufferin Street. The suspect is described as male, around 5’10” or 5’11”, thin build and dressed all in black with a hooded sweater.

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

Toronto Homicide #40 – Abdikani Ismail killed in drive by shooting

Toronto police responded to reports of a shooting in the Weston Road and Sidney Belsey Crescent area on August 21st at approximately 9:08pm. 

Police arrived to find Abdikani Ismail, 33,  in the driver’s seat of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with an Alberta license plate, suffering from gunshot wounds. Abdikani was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition where he died of his injuries. 

Anyone with information, security or dash camera footage of the area or incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.   

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #36 – Toronto police investigating a fatal daytime stabbing of Grenville Johnson

Toronto police responded to a call of assistance in the area of St. Clair Avenue and Rushton Road on August 7th at approximately 3:00 pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Grenville Johnson, 56, of Toronto, suffering from stab wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. It is alleged that a physical altercation took place between two men where one man grabbed a knife and stabbed the other man. 

Glen McGregor, 57, 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 #34 – Charges laid in the death of Kathryn Niedoba

Toronto police along with Paramedics were called to a medical complaint in the area of Bloor Street West and Bartlett Avenue on July 18th at approximately 12:43am.

Emergency crews arrived to find Kathryn Niedoba, 36, of Toronto suffering from serious injuries as a result of an assault. Niedoba was rushed to hospital however died of her injuries en route.

The victim’s boyfriend, Matthew Larmon, 43, of Toronto, was arrested without incident in the area of Bloor Street West and Dufferin Street on July 19th and charged with manslaughter.

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

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #33 – Dwain Fredrick Adams, Canada Day assault victim dies in hospital.

Toronto paramedics responded to a call for an unconscious man at a restaurant in the area of Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street on July 1st at approximately 10:10pm.

Paramedics arrived to find Dwain Fredrick Adams, 61, with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening and transferred Adams to hospital. On July 6, Dwain Fredrick Adams, 61, of Toronto, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased in hospital. 

Patrick Anthony Gayle, 46, charges will be upgraded from Aggravated Assault to Manslaughter. Gayle is scheduled to appear in court at College Park Courts, at 10:00 a.m., courtroom 504 on July 17.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.