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Homicide #44/2018,
Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard area,
Man, 30, charged with First-Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 10:30
Sunday, June 24, 2018

23 Division

Case #: 2018-1142174

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 12:33 p.m., police responded to a medical call in the Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard area.

It is alleged that:

- two men were involved in a physical altercation

- one of the men fled the scene, the other was injured

- officers arrived and located a man without vital signs

- the man was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced

A short time later, Joseph Whittick, 30, 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 24, 2018, 10 a.m.

A post-mortem investigation is scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

The identity of the deceased will not be released until next-of-kin are notified.

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 Kevin Leahy, Homicide