Arrest made in East York convenience store murder
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:31AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:42PM EDT
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing in East York on Tuesday.
The incident occurred inside a 7-Eleven convenience store in the area of O’Connor Drive and Donlands Avenue around 3 a.m.
Speaking to reporters at the scene, Det. Rob North said the victim, who later was identified as 26-year-old Fesal Ahmed Mohammad Sobir of Toronto, was involved in a brief altercation prior to the stabbing.
Sobir was rushed to a trauma centre but later died.
Investigators have not said if the victim, who was a customer at the store, knew his assailant
North said police will be reviewing video surveillance footage from inside the store.
“We are in the process of gathering that video,” he said. “We are really early in the investigation so we haven’t had an opportunity to do that yet but that is something we are going to look at.”
Earlier Tuesday morning, North said police did not have any suspect information. Police announced the arrest late Tuesday afternoon and said the suspect surrendered to the police.
Ahilan Chandrasekaramoorthy, 30, of Toronto has been charged with first-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.