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Homicide #89/2018
Yohannes Brhanu, 22

Broadcast time: 14:50
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

31 Division

Case #: 2018-2096419

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 12:03 a.m., officers responded to a sound of gunshots radio call 36 Ann Arbour Road area.

Police arrived on scene and located a man in a vehicle suffering from gun shot wounds. He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

He has been identified as Yohannes Brhanu, 22, Toronto.

It is reported that:

- the deceased was in a vehicle with another person in the front passenger seat

- the vehicle was parked on the road, when a second vehicle approached from the opposite direction

- a third vehicle approached and stopped and began to fire multiple gun shots to the drivers side of the first vehicle

- at this point the second vehicle began to exchange gun fire with the third vehicle, and the third vehicle fled the scene

Homicide investigators are appealing to the public to check their back yards or surrounding property for any discarded property. In addition if anyone notices anything suspicious to contact police immediately.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone, Homicide

Homicide #89/2018
Yohannes Brhanu, 22

Yohannes Brhanu, 22, victim in Homicide #89/2018
Above: Yohannes Brhanu, 22, victim in Homicide #89/2018