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Homicide #54/2021,
Steeles Avenue West and Alness Street area,
Floreano Lopes, 42



Broadcast time: 14:50
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Unit: 32 Division
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1684171


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

On Friday, September 3, 2021, at 1:22 p.m., officers from Toronto Police Service and York Regional Police responded to a call for a shooting in the Steeles Avenue West and Alness Street area.

It is alleged that:

- officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wounds

- he was transported to hospital by Medics with life-threatening injuries

- he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased in hospital

- a man was arrested at the scene and a firearm was recovered

The victim has been identified as Floreano Lopes, 42, of Toronto.

Jonathon Kozuch, 37, has been charged with:

1. Second Degree Murder

He has been remanded into custody by a judge.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, or anyone in the area that has dash-cam or video surveillance.

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 Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Tiffany Castell, Homicide




Homicide #54/2021,
Steeles Avenue West and Alness Street area,
Floreano Lopes, 42



Victim of Homicide #54/2021,
Floreano Lopes, 42
Above: Victim of Homicide #54/2021, Floreano Lopes, 42