Man Dies Trying To End Fight

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 2:03 p.m. March 11, 2014
Updated: 2:50 p.m. March 11, 2014

A young man, who attempted to break up a fight outside the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in Etobicoke, during the early hours of March 9, is dead and police are seeking witnesses to the city’s 10th murder of the year.

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Tenzin Tseten, 22, was killed trying to break up a fight

Tenzin Tseten, 22, succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed in the chest while another man was treated in hospital and subsequently released. They were among several men trying to break up a melee that turned deadly.

At a press conference at police headquarters on March 11, Homicide Detective Sergeant Pauline Gray said the deceased family is devastated.

“Mr. Tseten was an employed young man with tight family ties,” she said. “As you can well imagine, his family struggling to understand how a celebration could descend into a murder,” she said.

The fight broke out as the centre was closing after a Tibetan New Year’s Party.

"There were about 30 to 40 people in the area of the fight,” Gray said. “We have interviewed a few people and we are asking people who were at the celebration and have not spoken to police to contact my team.”

The suspect is describes as a male who appears to be Tibetan between 17-20 years old with dark short hair.

Anyone with information can contact the Homicide Unit at (416) 808-7400; Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

Tenzin Tseten Homicide | @TorontoPolice D/Sgt. Pauline Gray
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