Man charged with second-degree murder following stabbing in Financial District

Oct 4 2019, 6:24 am

A man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a man in Toronto’s Financial District earlier this week.

On Wednesday, October 2, just after 10:40 pm, law enforcement responded to a call for a stabbing in the area of King Street West and University Avenue.

When officers arrived on scene, police located a man with obvious signs of trauma.

Police say the victim was transported to a nearby hospital by paramedics, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

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The victim has been identified as 62-year-old Thomas Denney of Toronto.

On Thursday, police said a suspect was located by officers and 38-year-old James Rushton, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Police have not said if this stabbing was provoked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.

There have been 10 fatal stabbings in Toronto this year to date, according to the Toronto Police Service public safety data portal.