Toronto Homicide 35 – Police investigate the fatal shooting of Sophonias Haile in Etobicoke

The 2023 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting in The Queensway and Kipling Avenue area on July 24, 2023, at approximately 7:15 p.m.

On arrival police and paramedics located Sophonias Haile, 24, of Toronto, who had died as the result of a gunshot injury.

Kenneth Grant, 44, of Toronto has been arrested and charged with:

  1. Second Degree Murder

According to reports Police confirmed that the same man is believed to have shot Bingo of the K9 unit a day after Haile’s death. Police and the suspect had an interaction and Bingo was shot and killed. The suspect was shot by police and transported to hospital.

Bingo was a 2-year-old German Shepherd who joined Police Dog Services in July 2022, where he underwent an intense training course with Sgt. Smith, and graduated in December 2022.