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Homicide #67/2016,
Kareem Hastings, 22,
2089 Lawrence Avenue West,
Kadeem Davis, 22, arrested, charged with First-Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 15:52
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

12 Division

Case #: 2016-2233489

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 2:47 p.m., officers responded to a call for a medical complaint at 2089 Lawrence Avenue West.

See excerpt from previous news release:


Officers arrived and found a man in the stairwell of the building with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced on scene.

The deceased has been identified as Kareem Hastings, 22, of Toronto. A post-mortem examination was conducted. The cause of death was gunshot wounds.

TPS Homicide has taken carriage of the investigation. It is believed the man was shot shortly after midnight on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Investigators are appealing to witnesses who live or may have been in the area, have video, or heard gunshots around that time.

Investigators would like to speak with friends and associates of Kareem Hastings to determine his movements during the evening of Friday, December 16, 2016.


On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Homicide investigators arrested Kadeem Davis, 22, of Toronto. He is charged with:

1) First-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10 a.m.

A second suspect is still outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga, Homicide