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Homicide #64/2020,
Bloor Street West and Shaw Street area,
Tigist Takle, 31



Broadcast time: 11:15
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2020-2188906


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a homicide investigation.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at approximately 5:04 p.m., police responded to a call for a Stabbing in the Bloor Street West and Shaw Street area.

It is alleged that:

- a man and woman were in a verbal altercation that turned physical

- the man stabbed the woman

Officers arrived to find a woman suffering from injuries and she was pronounced deceased on scene.

The man was arrested and taken to hospital.

The woman was identified as Tigist Takle, 31, of Toronto.

Samuel Girmatsion, 36, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. First-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Thursday, November 19, 2020, via video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, 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 or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Paul Worden, Homicide




Homicide #64/2020,
Bloor Street West and Shaw Street area,
Tigist Takle, 31



Tigist Takle, 31, victim in Homicide #64/2020
Above: Tigist Takle, 31, victim in Homicide #64/2020