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2 Toronto men facing homicide charges

Two men are facing serious charges following a double shooting outside a prominent downtown nightclub. Toronto police arrested two men in connection with a homicide investigation into the shooting early in the morning of Oct. 1. It is not clear at this time whether the men are in police custody or were released under bail. 

Few details about the actual shooting are available from the current report, but it has been confirmed that it took place outside a prominent Toronto nightclub around 3:10 a.m. on Oct. 1. The two victims were both male, aged 25 and 26 respectively. One was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews, and the other was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries some time later and was also pronounced dead. 

Man implicated in Toronto homicide

A 36-year-old man is facing charges following the death of a 42-year-old individual in Rexdale, according to police. Toronto authorities arrested the man on Oct. 6 in connection with the homicide investigation. The man now stands charged with second-degree murder as well as assault causing bodily harm. He was set to appear in court at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 7. 

The report detailing the alleged murder states that police responded to a call alleging "unknown trouble" around 9:45 a.m. the morning of Oct. 4. When they arrived at the residence, they reportedly found the body of a 42-year-old man. It is unclear from the report how he was killed, but he was recorded as dead at the scene by coroners. 

Man arrested for homicide in Toronto

Police apprehended a 24-year-old man following the stabbing death of a transgender woman. The man faces homicide charges, and it is expected that Toronto police will remand him to the custody of law enforcement in Montreal, where the alleged crime took place. It is unclear whether he is still in police custody here in Toronto. 

According to the police report, the man stands accused of fatally stabbing a 26-year-old transgender woman in the lobby of her apartment building in Montreal on Sept. 18. Police have not commented on the details of the alleged attack. However, they have reported the woman was transferred to a local hospital where she later died of her injuries. 

Ontario man faces fraud charges

Police have apprehended a 22-year-old man who they say may have been responsible for an online airline ticket scam. The man, who was arrested on Sept. 26, now faces two counts of fraud under $5,000 as well as two counts of possession of property obtained through crime. He is due to make his first court appearance in an Ontario court on Nov. 9, and if he is found guilty, he could face serious criminal consequences. 

Police say they believe between June and Aug. 2017, several individuals were the victims of a scam that saw them purchase airline tickets through a third-party online agent using Interac e-transfers. The flights ranged from $400 to $3,000 in price. Victims believed their bookings were confirmed as they appeared on the airlines' home websites, but the third-party agent apparently booked them using a compromised credit card, which led to the non-refundable flights being cancelled.

Ontario police officer charged with sexual assault

A regional police officer for Niagara Region is facing a number of criminal charges, all of which could see an end to his career in law enforcement. The officer, who has been a police officer in Ontario for eleven years, was arrested on Sept. 28 and charged with sexual assault, three counts of assault as well as several lesser charges. If convicted, he could face years in prison and lose his job as an officer of the law. 

The report does not list the nature of the assaults in any way, only that the alleged offences apparently occurred when the officer was not on duty. He was taken into custody under equally unknown circumstances and was being held in Hamilton prior to his court date. Police say they refuse to give any more details about the case now that it is in the hands of the court system.

Ontario man faces attempted homicide, human trafficking charges

A man in London is facing serious charges, according to Peel Regional Police. The Ontario man is facing both attempted homicide and human trafficking charges following an incident in August. It is unclear whether he has retained criminal defense counsel at this time, as no court date was listed for him in the report. Furthermore, Peel police are continuing to investigate these incidents. 

Investigators say the man is believed to have held a 19-year-old woman at gunpoint in an attempt to coerce her into the sex trade. Two days later, on Aug. 5, the man is believed to have shot and injured his 20-year-old cousin while visiting in Brampton. The cousin survived the attack and is currently recovering in the hospital. 

Man faces traffic crime charges in Ontario

A 38-year-old Haliburton man is facing charges after an accident in July that claimed two lives. Ontario Provincial Police arrested the man following the accident, and charged him with the crime of careless driving as well as several other, related charges. He is expected back in court in Lindsay on Nov. 2. 

According to the accident report, the crash occurred on Highway 118 around 5 p.m. near Peterborough. The accused man was headed eastbound when, for reasons unknown, his vehicle crossed the center line into westbound traffic. A group of motorcyclists were westbound at the time, and the eastbound driver collided with four out of seven of them. 

Woman dead of apparent homicide in Toronto

Police say a 24-year-old woman was murdered in Toronto in mid-September, and the man accused of her murder is now in custody. Toronto police arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the apparent homicide, who now stands charged with several different crimes. He was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Sept. 21. 

Toronto police say they responded to a call to a residential location around 2 p.m. the afternoon of Sept. 17. They apparently found a 50-year-old woman who was suffering from non life-threatening injuries. She told them an armed man was inside the building. The man was allegedly carrying a knife, causing police to enter with caution. 

Ontario man charged with homicide

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Hamilton, according to local sources. Ontario authorities arrested the 29-year-old man, who has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Toronto man. As with most homicide cases, this one is still under investigation by authorities.

According to the police report, the incident took place outside a downtown bar in the early morning of Sept. 10. Around 3:30 a.m., investigators found a 33-year-old man who had apparently been stabbed to death. The coroner's office was called, and next-of-kin have been notified. This death marks the city's sixth murder of the year.

Toronto man charged with homicide

Police have taken an 18-year-old man into custody for his suspected role in the stabbing death of another man in Scarborough, according to local sources. Toronto police services have charged the man with second-degree murder in connection with the case. This marks the city's 37th homicide this year. 

According to the arrest report, police responded to a call in Scarborough after witnesses called in a potential assault. They arrived just after 2:00 a.m. the morning of Sept. 3 to the area, where they found a man suffering life-threatening injuries from apparent multiple stab wounds. The 33-year-old man was rushed to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries some three days later and was pronounced dead. 


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