19-year-old fatally stabbed at Halloween party in the Annex identified

Nov 4 2019, 6:26 am

One of the five victims of the stabbing at 22 Madison Avenue on Halloween night has died.

According to Toronto police, on Thursday, October 31, at approximately 11:41 pm, officers responded to a call for a stabbing at the Madison Avenue home, near University of Toronto’s St George campus.

It is reported there was a party in the house and a man became involved in an altercation.

He allegedly produced a knife but was disarmed by other party-goers and ejected.

Police say the man then tried to re-gain entry to the house and became enraged.

“Other individuals tried to calm him down,” said police. “He produced another knife and randomly attacked other individuals in line trying to get into the party.”

Investigators said that one of the victims made his way to hospital with the help of friends, and was admitted with critical injuries.

Nineteen-year-old Firdous Nabizada of Toronto succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased in hospital.

Jacob Alves, 19, of no fixed address, had been arrested and charged with a number of offences. His charges have been upgraded to Second Degree Murder.

“There were many people at the party,” said police. “Investigators would like to speak to anyone who was at the party, may have taken video or pictures, or anyone in the area that may have security or dashcam video.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, on the police Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).