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Homicide #5/2018,
Yonge Street, just south of Wellesly Street,
Simon Zerezghi, 25



Broadcast time: 11:01
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

51 Division
416-808-7400

Case #: 2018-183793


The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with a Homicide investigation.

On Monday, January 29, 2018, at 8:11 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a stabbing in the Yonge Street, just south of Wellesly Street area.

It is reported that:

- multiple men were chasing a man northbound on Yonge Street

- the man was stabbed in the chest

Police arrived on scene and located the man. He was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced.

He has been identified as Simon Zerezghi, 25, of no fixed address.

Homicide investigators are appealing to witnesses who were on Yonge Street or anyone with cell phone video of the altercation and/or stabbing, to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Numerous witnesses have contacted Homicide investigators and have been very helpful with this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux, Homicide




Homicide #5/2018,
Yonge Street, just south of Wellesly Street,
Simon Zerezghi, 25



Simon Zerezghi, 25, victim of Homicide #5/2018
Above: Simon Zerezghi, 25, victim of Homicide #5/2018