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Homicide #74/2018,
404 Old Weston Road,
Rocco Scavetta, 65,
Boy, 16, charged with Second-Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 19:52
Sunday, September 9, 2018


Case #: 2018-1665625

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 3:33 p.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting at the Old Weston Road Flea Market at 404 Old Weston Road.

Officers arrived to find a man with obvious trauma from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Rocco Scavetta, 65, of Toronto.

It is alleged that:

- a short time later, a 16-year-old boy was arrested and a firearm was recovered

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, the 16-year-old boy was charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder
2) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
3) Robbery with a Firearm

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, September 9, 2018, 9 a.m., room 101.

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

Investigators are appealing for witnesses and information.

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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Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Detective Michelle Campbell, Homicide