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Homicide #52/2021,
Thirty Ninth Street and James Street area,
Adrian Hurley, 23,
Man arrested and charged with First Degree Murder,
Zachary Barton, 36

Broadcast time: 09:35
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1630428

The Toronto Police Service would like to update the public on an arrest in relation to a homicide investigation.

On Friday, August 27, 2021, at 6:07 a.m., officers responded to a call for a medical complaint in the Thirty Ninth Street and James Street area.

See previous release.

On Friday, September 24, 2021, officers arrested Zachary Barton, 36, of Toronto. He has been charged with:

1. First Degree Murder

He is expected to attend court on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 10 a.m., at Old City Hall court, room 112.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Angela Kahnt, Homicide