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Homicide #39/2018,
Frankish Avenue and Sheridan Avenue,
Boy, 17, charged with First-Degree Murder,
Two males outstanding

Broadcast time: 14:01
Sunday, June 10, 2018

11 Division

Case #: 2018-1046556

The Toronto Police Service is requesting further assistance with a Homicide investigation.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision in the Frankish Avenue and Sheridan Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- a male cyclist was struck by a vehicle

- the three male occupants then exited the vehicle and began assaulting the cyclist who was on the ground

- the three suspects fled the area on foot

- the cyclist was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced

Homicide investigators took carriage of the investigation.

A post-mortem examination was conducted on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The cause of death was determined to be a stab wound to the chest.

The deceased has been identified as Aaron Rankine-Wright, 19, of Toronto.

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, during the morning, a boy, 17, of Toronto, was arrested.

He has been charged with:

1) First-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

He cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

There are two outstanding male suspects. They have been described as early teens to early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone, Homicide