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Homicide #33/2019,
Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street,
Dwain Fredrick Adams, 61,
Patrick Anthony Gayle, 46, arrested,
Current charge to be upgraded to Manslaughter

Broadcast time: 16:00
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

51 Division

Case #: 2019-1226977

On Saturday, July 1, 2019, at 10:10 p.m., Toronto paramedics responded to a call for an unconscious man at a restaurant in the area of Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street.

They transported the man to hospital with injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening at the time. The following morning, on Sunday, July 2, 2019, at 9:04 a.m., medical staff from the hospital called police, advising that the man was on life support and not expected to survive.

Investigators from 51 Division commenced an investigation, as a result, later on the same day, Patrick Gayle, 46, of Toronto, was arrested.

He was charged with:

1) Aggravated Assault

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, the victim, Dwain Fredrick Adams, 61, of Toronto, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased in hospital. An autopsy was conducted and the Homicide investigators were notified of the results.

On Monday, July 17, 2019, Patrick Anthony Gayle, 46, is scheduled to appear in court at College Park Courts, at 10:00 a.m., courtroom 504.

His charges will be upgraded from Aggravated Assault to Manslaughter.

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 Tim Gallant, Homicide