Police arrest suspect in east-end homicide
The body of a 20-year-old man is shown at McCowan Road and Highway 401 in Scarborough, Ont., Sunday, July 22, 2012.
Published Sunday, July 22, 2012 1:08PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 22, 2012 6:53PM EDT
Police have released the name of a suspect arrested in connection with a death in Toronto’s east end.
Police made the arrest on Sunday afternoon, several hours after a body was discovered near McCowan Road and Highway 401 in Scarborough.
Officers discovered the body of man, believed to be in his 20s, while responding to an assault-in-progress call just before 2 a.m.
“They found a male, who appeared to be deceased and suffering from trauma in the grass next to the highway,” Toronto police Det. Tam Bui told CTV Toronto.
The man had “apparent injuries to the chest,” according to a statement from Toronto Police.
Det. Bui said officers found a disabled vehicle a short distance away from the body, on the westbound ramp to Highway 401.
Bui said a gas station nearby has also been connected to the incident, but did not elaborate further.
A stretch of McCowan Road southbound was closed from Milner Avenue to Highway 401 for the police investigation. It’s unclear when the lanes will reopen.
Toronto resident Zishan Malik, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder.
Malik will appear in a Scarborough court on Monday at 10 a.m.
Anyone with information has been encouraged to call police at 416-808-4200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
With files from CTV Toronto’s Ashley Rowe