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Homicide #26/2020
Balliol Street and Yonge Street area,
Man arrested

Broadcast time: 08:04
Saturday, May 16, 2020


Case #: 2020-893378

Toronto Police Service Homicide would like to update the public on the investigation into Homicide #26/2020.

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 2:07 a.m., police responded to a call for a fire in the Balliol Street and Yonge Street area

See previous news release.

It is alleged that:

- there was a fire in the building's laundry room area

- a man was located with obvious signs of trauma

- the man was pronounced deceased

On Friday, May 15, 2020, Rico Harvey, 27, of Toronto, was arrested.

He has been charged with:

1) one count of Second Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Saturday, May, 16, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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 Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Trevor Grieve, Homicide