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Man, 22, charged in Shooting / Attempt Murder investigation,
Islington Avenue and Dixon Road area



Broadcast time: 10:03
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

23 Division
416-808-2300

Case #: 2019-1570981


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Shooting/Attempt Murder investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at approximately 1:20 p.m., a 19-year-old woman, attended a residential high-rise building in the Islington Avenue and Dixon Road area

- upon exiting the building, she was confronted by a masked man armed with a semi-automatic handgun

- unprovoked, the masked gunman fired multiple shots at her

- she sustained serious gunshot wounds to her abdomen and foot

- he fled the area in an identified vehicle and made good his escape

- she was rushed to hospital where she underwent surgery

Members of the Toronto Police Service attended the scene and commenced an investigation.

Through investigation and with the assistance of community members, the man was identified.

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Officers from the West Command Gun Violence Suppression Unit, 23 and 12 Major Crime Units arrested Marvin Hernandez Viera, 22, of Toronto.

Criminal Code Search warrants were executed on multiple addresses and vehicles associated to him. He has been charged with:

1. Careless Storage of Firearm
2. Possess Loaded Firearm
3. Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding a license and registration certificate
4. Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm knowingly not holding a license and registration certificate
5. Attempt Murder
6. Discharge Firearm with Intent to Endanger Life
7. Aggravated Assault
8. Disguise with Intent
9. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
10. two counts of Fail To Comply - Recognizance
11. four counts of Possession Schedule I for Purpose of Trafficking
12. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under

He is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10 a.m., 103.



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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jason Taylor, West Command Gun Violence Suppression Unit