The victim of Toronto’s sixth homicide of 2022 has been identified as 20-year-old Olivier Dundas.
Police officers were called to the Bloor-Church Sts. area just before a 11 p.m. on Saturday and found Dundas, who had been shot. Officers performed life-saving measures and he was rushed to a hospital, where he died.
Toronto Police said late Sunday that James Galinato, 22, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He is to appear in court via video link on Monday morning.
Two other suspects remain outstanding and cops released photos of the unidentified men, who are considered armed, violent and dangerous.
Police said three men were last seen running eastbound on Bloor towards Sherbourne St. and authorities are looking for any surveillance footage that may have captured images in the area.
“Anyone that was in the area that has dashcam footage, any businesses that have surveillance of the incident that may have captured the incident or the suspects fleeing in an easterly direction towards Sherbourne St.,” Const. Laura Brabant said Sunday.
”The area where the shooting occurred is typically a busy area on a Saturday night in the city, so there may have been witnesses.”
Detectives are urging anyone with information to call 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Brabant noted there were six homicides during the first nine days of 2022, adding, “our homicides do fluctuate like other major crime categories that we have.
“There can be times where there may be several incidents over a short period of time while others can be more spaced out. Investigators will always work to establish if there’s any link or cause.”