Toronto Homicide #54 – Police lay charge in the fatal daytime shooting of Floreano Lopes

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Toronto Police Service and York Regional Police responded to a report of a shooting in the Steeles Avenue West and Alness Street on September 3rd at approximately 1:22pm.

Police located Floreano Lopes, 42, of Toronto suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

According to reports a black pickup truck struck at least one construction worker before sideswiping a guardrail and slamming into a work truck. When the construction workers approached the pickup and attempted to pull the driver out of the vehicle he opened fire, shooting three times.

Jonathon Kozuch, 37, was arrested at the scene and the firearm was recovered. He has been charged with Second degree murder. Duty Insp. Michael Williams said that police believe the suspect was in a stolen vehicle and had attempted to flee the scene after crashing into the white work truck.

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