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Boy, 17, arrested following stabbings and carjacking,
Yonge Street/Churchill Street area,
Faces Attempt Murder and four other charges

Broadcast time: 09:35
Sunday, July 9, 2017

32 Division

Case #: 2017-1216174

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest following two stabbings and a carjacking.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, July 7, 2017, at approximately 2:10 a.m., a 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were socializing at a restaurant in the Yonge Street/Churchill Street area

- without provocation, the boy stabbed the man in the head, arms and torso

- when the man fled to safety, the boy left the restaurant, and turned his attention to a 27-year-old man who was sitting in his SUV, in a nearby parking lot

- the boy pointed the knife at the man's head, ordered him out, then stole the SUV

- at approximately 3:20 a.m., police saw the boy driving the SUV near Sheppard Avenue East and the Don Valley Parkway

- the boy ignored the officer's request to stop and fled

- the boy continued through the intersection of Sheppard Avenue East/Brian Road, contrary to the red light and collided with another vehicle

- officers arrested the boy when the SUV came to rest on the sidewalk

The 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with:

1) Attempt Murder
2) Robbery
3) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
4) Flight from Police
5) Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10 a.m., courtroom 101.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, 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 Constable Jason Peacock, 32 Division