Homicide investigators are appealing to the second suspect in a fatal stabbing in the city’s west end earlier this month to surrender.
On September 6, 23-year-old Russell Sahadeo died in hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach in Noble Park near Jane St. and Black Creek Blvd.
One of two suspects identified in the incident, 21-year-old Marcus Lee Richards, of Toronto, turned himself into police at 12 Division and was charged with Second Degree Murder.
Police are looking for 20-year-old Tom Quoc Hoang Ngo, also known as Tommy Ngo.
At a news conference at police headquarters on September 18, lead investigator Detective Leslie Dunkley urged Ngo to do the right thing.
“Get a lawyer and turn yourself in,” he said. “This will not go away and we will not stop looking for you.”
Dunkley said witnesses, who offered the deceased with First Aid treatment before emergency medical services personnel arrived, provided investigators with a detailed description of the suspects.
He also pointed out that the suspects and the victim were not known and an altercation in the park where Sahadeo was with his girlfriend and other friends led to the fatal incident.
The victim’s uncle represented the family at the press conference.
“Russell was a kind, gentle and loving person,” said the uncle, who did not want his name used in the media. “He was a beloved son, brother and nephew. Nothing can bring him back and there’s nothing that can heal the profound grief that the family is feeling. His parents are grief-stricken and distraught at the loss of their 23-year-old son.”
The uncle added that his nephew was enrolled in college for Business Administration and never in trouble with the law.
“I plead and am asking that anyone with information that can lead authorities to the whereabouts of the outstanding suspect come forward and provide the police with the information they need,” he added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide unit at (416) 808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.