Toronto Homicide #52 – Mohamed-Aslim Zafis fatally stabbed outside a Mosque

Toronto police responded to a report of Unknown Trouble in the Rexdale Boulevard and Kipling Avenue area on September 12th at approximately 8:40pm.

Emergency crews arrived to find Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, 58, of Toronto, suffering from a stab wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It has been reported by TPS that Mohamed-Aslim Zafis was working as a volunteer caretaker for the IMO Mosque. He was itting in a chair outside the front doors controlling access to the Mosque to comply with health regulations, when the suspect approached and stabbed him once in the neck.

Security footage of the suspect has been released.

Anyone with cell phone images, dash-camera footage, and security video in the area is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update September 19th
Toronto police arrested Guilherme “William” Von Neutegem, 34, of Toronto, on September 18th and charged him with First-Degree Murder.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here..