First-degree murder charged after Regent Park stabbing

34-year-old arrested in investigation of early morning incident

What started as reports of a person with a knife at Gerrard Street East and River Street ended with the arrest of a man for murder yesterday.

Police say emergency responders were called to the Regent Park neighbourhood at about 2:30 a.m. and heard of an altercation between two men.

They located one of the men who was suffering from serious stabbing injuries.

Paramedics performed life-saving measures and the man was rushed to hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

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Police cordoned off a stretch of Gerrard east of River while they investigated.

A post mortem is to be conducted today. The victim’s identity has not yet been released as next of kin have not yet been notified, in a statement issued in the evening.

A man was charged with first degree-murder and appeared in court at 10 a.m. via video link.

Shalender Singh, 34, of Toronto faces a charge of first-degree murder.


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