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Homicide #25/2020,
Tower Drive and Brian Avenue area,
Man arrested,
Daniel Boima, 23

Broadcast time: 18:00
Friday, June 19, 2020


Case #: 2020-828038

The Toronto Police Service would like to update the public on homicide investigation and continue to appeal for public assistance.

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 10:42 p.m., police responded to a shooting call in the Tower Drive and Brian Avenue area.

see previous release.

It is alleged that:

- a man was shot

- the victim was transported to hospital and was pronounced deceased

The victim was identified as Daniel Boima, 23, of Toronto.

On Friday, June 19, 2020 members of the Toronto Police Service executed three search warrants - two in Scarborough and one in Oshawa. As a result, Joshua Johnson, 20, of Toronto was arrested.

He has been charged with:

1. Second Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear at court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 9 a.m.

The investigation into identifying at least one other outstanding suspect continues.

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 or Google Play.

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Constable Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Brandon Price, Homicide