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Homicide #35/2021,
11 Antrim Crescent,
Caden Francis, 16,
Girl Arrested

Broadcast time: 10:10
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1248165

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an arrest made in a homicide investigation.

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 6:03 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a shooting at 11 Antrim Crescent.

Officers arrived and located a male suffering serious injuries. Officers assisted with an emergency run to hospital. The victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital and was pronounced deceased.

He has been identified as Caden Francis, 16, of Toronto.

See previous release

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 12:35 p.m., a 15-year-old-girl was arrested.

She was charged with:

1. First Degree murder

She will attend court on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, in room 408, at 10 a.m.

***Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***

This remains an ongoing investigation, and investigators are appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information to contact police.

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 Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rodney Benson, Homicide