Man charged with 1st degree murder after allegedly killing woman with a hammer

Feb 24 2020, 3:49 pm

A 30-year-old man is charged with first degree murder after allegedly killing a woman with a hammer.

On Friday, February 21, the Toronto police service received multiple calls for a possible medical complaint at Sheppard Avenue East near Markham Road.

Reportedly, a woman was walking eastbound along Sheppard Avenue East when she was attacked by a man armed with a hammer.

The woman was identified as Hang-Kam Annie Chiu, and the 64-year-old later died from her injuries.

The alleged suspect, Saad Akhtar, turned himself in after the incident and was charged with first-degree murder.

Both the victim and the alleged suspect were from Scarborough.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on their Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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