Toronto Homicide 3 – Police investigate the fatal stabbing of Nelson Niyongabo at a downtown Toronto apartment

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Toronto police were called to the report of a stabbing at 251 Sherbourne Street, on January 29th at approximately 3:40pm.

On arrival police, and Toronto fire, located Nelson Niyongabo, 26, with obvious stab wounds. Despite life-saving efforts by TFD, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nelson Niyongabo
Photo: TPS

Rashid Ali, 31, of Toronto, was taken into custody before he was transferred to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Ali has been charged with:

  1. Second degree murder

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