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Homicide #67/2018,
Kafi Abshir, 30,
5 Bellevue Crescent,
Boy, 17, charged with First-Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 11:58
Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Case #: 2018-1562384

On Friday, August 24, 2018, at approximately 5:01 a.m., officers responded to a call for a stabbing in the 5 Bellevue Crescent area.

Officers arrived to find a man with obvious trauma. He was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced.

The victim was identified as Kafi Abshir, 30, of Toronto.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested a short time later on an unrelated matter by York Regional Police Service.

See previous release.

On Monday, August 27, 2018, the 17-year-old boy was charged with:

1) First-Degree Murder

He appeared in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West.

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

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Brandon Price, Homicide