Sunday, June 24, 2018

Toronto man dead after stabbed multiple times near Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard on Sunday June 24, 2018, Joseph Wittick is charged

Toronto police say they are investigating two scenes after a man was found with multiple stab wounds in the Rexdale area.

A police spokesperson said officers received an initial call around 12:30 p.m. Saturday with reports of a fight between two parties. They received a second call around 1 p.m. that a man had been found unconscious in the area of Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard. They believe the two incidents are connected.

Paramedics said they transported a man in life-threatening condition from multiple stab wounds on an emergency run to a trauma centre. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said they have one person in custody and homicide has taken over the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police have charged Joseph Wittick of Toronto with first-degree murder.

The two men were allegedly in a physical altercation, police said.

The identity of the victim has not been released. A post-mortem was scheduled for Sunday morning.

Wittick was also scheduled to appear in court Sunday.

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