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13-year-old boy charged with murder after Toronto cyclist killed last week

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 15, 2018 12:50 pm 1,438

Toronto Police have charged two young teenage boys with first-degree murder after a cyclist was killed last weekend.

According to police, on Saturday, June 9, at 5:30 pm, officers responded to a call for a personal injury collision in the Frankish Avenue and Sheridan Avenue area in Little Italy.

It is alleged that a male cyclist was struck by a vehicle. The three male occupants then exited the vehicle and began assaulting the cyclist who was on the ground.

The suspects fled the area on foot, and the cyclist was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The cause of death was determined to be a stab wound to the chest, and police identified the deceased as Aaron Rankine-Wright, 19, of Toronto.

On Friday morning, police said a 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with murder. This comes after an initial arrest of a 17-year-old on Sunday.

There is still an outstanding male suspect. He is described as early teens to early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

Both suspects so far can not be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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