Toronto Homicide #29 – Martin Harris charged with the fatal beating of Vijanant Persaud

The Toronto 2021 Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police said Vijanant Persaud, 37, was returning to his apartment in the Danforth Road and Brimley Road area on June 13th at approximately 9:30pm, when he was attacked by a man armed with a baseball bat.

Persaud was rushed to hospital with serious injuries where he died on June 14th. Police arrested Martin Harris, 53, and charged him with second-degree murder. Harris appeared in court virtually onThursday, June 17, 2021, and will next appear at Toronto East Courts on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

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