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Homicide #39/2021,
Dixon Road and Islington Avenue,
Jovahn McKnollys, 22,
Man arrested

Broadcast time: 12:50
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Unit: 23 Division
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1360309

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

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 12:07 a.m., the Toronto Police Service responded to a shooting radio call in the Dixon Road and Islington Avenue area.

See previous release.

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Abdirashid Ismail Adam, 32, of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with:

1. First Degree Murder

He was scheduled to appear in court virtually at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Tiffany Castell, Homicide