Thursday, June 9, 2016

Witness Sought to Fatal Stabbing at Gucci's Bar and Grill in North York

TORONTO - Toronto Police want to speak with a witness to the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Kiowa Wind McComb earlier this year.

McComb was killed on Feb, 9, around 2 a.m. at Gucci’s Bar and Grill near Jane St. and Lawerence Ave. W. His 23-year-old brother suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the attack.

The brothers got into an altercation at the bar, homicide Det. Shawn Mahoney said Thursday.

“Toward the end of the evening, the brothers became involved in a verbal confrontation with another patron that spilled out to the front of the bar,” Mahoney said, adding the argument turned into a physical fight where both victims got stabbed.

Mahoney released security footage of a witness that he said can provide “background information,” and is urging him to come forward.

“We need to speak to this witness for the completeness of this investigation,” he said. “The actual offence itself was not captured on surveillance video, that’s why we’re relying on the witnesses to assist us.”

Mahoney added they’re not looking for a second suspect, and that they’re just looking for more information.

“Given the proximity to where the offence occurred, he may be able to provide some narrative as to what occurred out front,” he said.

After the stabbing, police said two suspects got away in a cab. One suspect was arrested when the cab was stopped and the other got away.

Andre Appleton, 35, of Toronto, is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.

McComb, the city’s 13th homicide of the year, was an indigenous youth intern in the Royal Ontario Museum’s learning department.

The ROM created the Kiowa Wind McComb Internship in memory of the victim.
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