Update: Carlos Swaby-Palacios charged – Toronto Homicide 41 – Police investigate the murder of Oluwatobi “Tobi” Alaga

The 2023 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police responded to a shooting call in the College Street and Spadina Avenue area on August 21, 2023, at 4:52 a.m. Police said an interaction occurred involving several men, that escalated and resulted in a shooting.

Police arrived to find Oluwatobi “Tobi” Alaga, 41, of Toronto, suffering from injuries. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Investigators are asking anyone who was driving in the area of College Street and Spadina Avenue between 4:30 – 5:00 a.m., who have dash-cam or other video footage, to contact police. Additionally, anyone who was in the area and observed any altercations between people is also asked to contact police.

On Saturday, September, 30, 2023, investigators made an arrest in Innisfil, Ontario, with assistance from the O.P.P. and the South Simcoe Police Service.

Carlos Swaby-Palacios, 26, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

  1. First Degree Murder

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or 416-808-1400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)