Man fatally stabbed in Scarborough plaza identified as 28-year-old student from Nigeria
Published Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:12PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:12PM EDT
Toronto police identified on Tuesday a 28-year-old student from Nigeria as the victim who was fatally stabbed during a fight in a Scarborough plaza over the weekend.
Police said the fight broke out on Sunday, shortly after 7 p.m., in the area of Eglinton Avenue East and Brimley Road.
Toronto Police Service Duty Inspector Jeff Banglid told reporters at the scene that two people were fighting in the plaza, which left one with serious injuries.
The victim, identified as Ifeanyichukwu Oseke, was rushed to the hospital, but Banglid said he succumbed to his injuries on the way there.
The incident is now being treated as a homicide.
Police said the male suspect was last seen getting inside of a dark-coloured sedan, heading south on Brimley Road.
The unnamed suspect is described by police as a man with medium-length dark hair, wearing a light-coloured tank top, pants and shoes.
“It was very populated at the time and we understand there was a number of people that actually had seen this event,” Bangild said, adding police believe it to be an isolated incident with no risk to public safety.
Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.
With files from CP24’s Jordan Fleguel