Arrest made in fatal stabbing inside East York convenience store
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:31AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:51PM EDT
Police say that an arrest has been made after a man was stabbed to death inside a convenience store in East York early this morning.
The incident occurred inside a 7eleven in the area of O’Connor Drive and Donlands Avenue at around 3 a.m.
The victim, identified as 26-year-old Fesal Ahmed Mohammad Sobir, was involved in a brief altercation prior to the stabbing, according to police.
He was rushed to a trauma centre but later died.
Investigators have not said if Sobir, who was a customer at the store, knew his assailant.
Det. Rob North told CP24 earlier today that police would be reviewing video surveillance footage from inside the store.
“We are in the process of gathering that video,” he said. “We are really early in the investigation so we haven’t had an opportunity to do that yet but that is something we are going to look at.”
Ahilan Chandrasekaramoorthy, 30, surrendered to police on Tuesday and is charged with one count of first-degree murder.
Police are asking additional witnesses to come forward and speak to investigators.
“I’d like to ask that anyone who was in the intersection of Donlands and O’Connor at approximately 3 a.m. this morning who might be able to provide us with some information to please contact the homicide squad at 55 Division,” he said.
He added that police will likely be on scene for the remainder of the day.