Video Moments Before Stabbing

By Sara Faruqi, Toronto Police Service Published: 4:21 p.m. September 15, 2014
Updated: 5:11 p.m. September 15, 2014

Video surveillance from a store, along with dash-cam footage from a car, have helped police identify a man wanted for second-degree murder and attempted murder.

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Image of Mehmet Akkurt near the scene of the stabbing of Dwayne Goodwin captured on a dashboard camera

A Canada-Wide search warrant has been put out for 22-year-old Mehmet Akkurt. Police are urging him to seek legal counsel and turn himself in. 

Suspect Image, Altercation preceding stabbing death of Dwayne Goodwin, 22

On September 8 of this year, as a result of a fight near  Danforth Avenue and Dawes Road, Dwayne Goodwin was fatally stabbed and another man seriously injured. 

Homicide Detective Robert North said seven men were involved in the altercation, adding the confrontation was not a random act of violence and the accused and victims knew each other. 

Police were able to arrest two people for Second-Degree Murder and Attempt Murder: 19-year-old Vaughn Shears and a 16-year-old boy. 

The other four men in the video have been “tentatively identified” according to North. They are being urged to seek legal counsel and turn themselves in as well. 

Detective North was thankful to community members and the Danforth Village Business Improvement Area for their cooperation and assistance with the investigation. 


Toronto Police Homicide Detective Rob North updates the media on investigation into Homicide 31

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Mehmet Akkurt, is wanted for second-degree murder
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