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Homicide #77/2021,
3945 Lawrence Avenue East,
Abdulmoaize Popal, 23



Broadcast time: 13:45
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-2211875


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

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 10:04 p.m., police responded to a drive-by shooting at 3945 Lawrence Avenue East.

It is reported that:

- officers located a man who had been shot outside of 3945 Lawrence Avenue East

- the man was pronounced deceased at the scene

- a vehicle, described as a light coloured SUV that is believed to be a Subaru, was last seen fleeing the area northbound on Orton Park Road

An image of the vehicle has been released.

The deceased has been identified as Abdulmoaize Popal, 23, of Ajax.

Investigators are appealing to anyone that witnessed the shooting, or were in the area at the time, and have video surveillance or dash cam footage to contact them.

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 Christopher Ruhl, Homicide




Homicide #77/2021,
3945 Lawrence Avenue East,
Abdulmoaize Popal, 23



Homicide #77/2021,
3945 Lawrence Avenue East,
Light coloured SUV believed to be a Subaru
Above: Homicide #77/2021, 3945 Lawrence Avenue East, Light coloured SUV believed to be a Subaru