Tag Archives: Toronto

Tevin James shot in Etobicoke Apartment

Police responded to a call of gunshots around 4 a.m on January 19th to the area of Lake Shore Blvd. and 11th St in Etobicoke.

Tevin James, 22, was shot in the stomach, and was rushed to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Frederick Leon, 20, was arrested Thursday and charged with charged with 35 counts, including aggravated assault, robbery, 28 firearm and weapons-related charges, and five drug-related charges. Since James died in Hospital, Leon also faces a  second degree murder charge as of January 22.


Alfredo Patriarca found dead after Etobicoke shooting

On January 20th around 6:30 pm, Police received a call of a disturbance in the Kingsway and Princess Margaret Blvd area.

Police found 42 year old Alfredo Patriarca was pronounced dead at the scene. Patriarca was shot and killed inside the garage of an Etobicoke home.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call homicide detectives at 416-808-7400, 22 Division, or Crime Stoppers.


Patriarca was one of two people shot while watching the Euro Cup in Toronto’s Little Italy in 2012. Patriarca was sitting with John Raposo who was shot five times in the head and died from his injuries.

70 year old Alva Dixon named as Scarborough’s latest homicide victim

Police have identified the man killed in a Scarborough double shooting on January 20th as 70-year-old Alva Dixon.

When police arrived to the area of Victoria Park Avenue and Finch Avenue they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene, and the second victim was rushed to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Toronto teen Joseph Petit dies in hospital

Joseph Petit 17 had just returned from walking the family dog on January 4th, when he went outside to meet two males. Petit did not tell his family where he was going or with whom.

A two minute conversation ended with Petit being shot in the neck. Petit was Rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on January 7th.

The two suspects reportedly ran towards Victoria Park subway station.

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

Toronto music journalist Zaher Noureddine killed in robbery

Toronto Police were called to the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue in midtown Toronto on December 29th and found Zaher Noureddine 25,  injured outside a bar.

Noureddine was rushed to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.  The cause of death has not been released, however police have said they are not aware of any weapons being used.

“I believe it was a very brazen robbery,” homicide Det. Jeff Allington told reporters near the crime scene.  Police say they are looking for three suspects who were wearing dark coloured clothing, and fled the scene in a light coloured four door sedan.

Mark Ernsting, Ryerson Prof stabbed to death

Mark Ernsting 39, was fatally stabbed December 15th while out for his regular evening walk. Toronto police believe it was a robbery gone wrong.  Ernsting died after he was attacked near 38 McGill St., close to Ryerson University where he worked. Police said he was stabbed multiple times.

Calvin Michael Nimoh, 21, had his charge upgraded On December 29th from second degree murder to first degree murder after investigators uncovered evidence of forcible confinement. The new evidence came while reviewing security camera footage from the area.

Police still consider the stabbing a random attack.

Robert Giblin & Precious Charbonneau die in murder suicide

The deaths of a Canadian soldier Robert Giblin 43,  who served in Afghanistan and his pregnant wife Precious Charbonneau 33, are being investigated by Toronto police as a possible murder suicide.

Three days after the incident police found a fetus but said it was not related to the case.

The couple fell 22 story’s to their deaths on December 20th.


On January 19th police confirmed that the fetus found outside the apartment building where the murder-suicide of Robert Giblin & Precious Charbonneau happened was a DNA match to Precious Charbonneau.

Rosemarie Junor died in hospital after random stabbing

Rosemarie Junor died December 16th at Hospital from her wounds. Junor 28,  was at the Shoppers Drug Mart in the underground PATH while on a break from her job December 11th when she was stabbed in the chest by a woman. Her attacker was later named as Rohinie Bisesar.

Bisesar, was arrested on December 15th, after a manhunt the lasted for several days, and charged with second degree murder.

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