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One man arrested, one man outstanding in shooting investigation,
Walpole Avenue and Greenwood Avenue



Broadcast time: 12:30
Friday, January 11, 2019

55 Division
416-808-5500

Case #: 2019-18363


The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a man wanted in a shooting investigation.

On Friday, January 4, 2019, at approximately 2:22 a.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting in the Walpole Avenue and Greenwood Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- two cars, a grey Nissan Altima and a red Nissan Altima, were parked

- each with a number of occupants seated inside

- an unknown man approached on foot and began shooting at the two cars

- occupants in the two vehicles began shooting back at the man

- as the man fled, he was followed by the two vehicles

- an exchange of gunfire continued as he ran onto Walpole Avenue

- one of the occupants in the vehicle was shot

- he made his way to hospital where he was treated for his injuries

Steven Karapetrov, 25, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
2. Point Firearm
3. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
4. Use Firearm to Commit Indictable Offence
5. Discharge Firearm with Intent
6. Conspiracy to Commit Murder
7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
8. Attempt Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10 a.m., in room 505.

Benvolio Valenski, 27, of Ajax, is wanted for:

1. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
2. Point Firearm
3. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
4. Use Firearm to Commit Indictable Offence
5. Discharge Firearm with Intent
6. Conspiracy to Commit Murder
7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
8. Attempt Murder
9. two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance

A photograph of him is released.

He is believed to be violent, armed and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Andrew Purves, 55 Division




One man arrested, one man outstanding in shooting investigation,
Walpole Avenue and Greenwood Avenue



Benvolio Valenski, 27,
Wanted in shooting investigation
Above: Benvolio Valenski, 27, Wanted in shooting investigation