News Release header

Homicide #5/2021,
Jane Street and Falstaff Avenue area,
Hassan Ali, 22 - First Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 13:30
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-198314

The Toronto Police Service would like to update the public on a Homicide investigation.

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 8:56 p.m., police responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the Jane Street and Falstaff Avenue area.

It was reported that a man was attempting to drive his car into the garage of an apartment building at 40 Falstaff Avenue when he was shot at numerous times. As a result of being shot, his vehicle rolled and hit the closed underground garage doors.

Police located an unresponsive man in the driver's seat who was suffering from gunshot wounds and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim was identified as Hashim Omar Hashi, 20, of Toronto.

On Thursday October 7, 2021,Hassan Ali, 22, of Toronto, was arrested in Los Angeles, California by the Los Angeles Police Department on a an Provisional American Arrest Warrant. He is currently wanted by the Toronto Police Service for:

1. First Degree Murder
2. Three counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance

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.

For more news, visit

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Ted Lioumanis, Homicide