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Toronto man faces second-degree murder charge in Etobicoke shooting

Tevin James, 22, died in hospital after being shot early Tuesday morning in an apartment near Lake Shore Blvd. and 11th St.

A Toronto man has been charged with second-degree murder in a recent Etobicoke shooting.

Torstar News Service

A Toronto man has been charged with second-degree murder in a recent Etobicoke shooting.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Tevin James, 22, of Toronto — the city’s fifth homicide of 2016.

Police say an altercation took place between the men on Tuesday in Etobicoke. James was shot in the abdomen after being let into an apartment in the area of Lake Shore Blvd. and 11th St. at around 4 a.m. He later died in hospital.

A post-mortem is scheduled for Saturday.

Frederick Leon, 20, of Toronto was arrested Thursday and charged with 35 counts, including aggravated assault, robbery, 28 firearm and weapons-related charges, and five drug-related charges.

An additional charge of second-degree murder was laid on Friday.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in determining Leon’s whereabouts prior to his arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Steve Ryan at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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