A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Wednesday's fatal shooting at a Scarborough apartment.

Police were called to the highrise at 90 Mornelle Crt., near Ellesmere Road and Morningside Avenue, at about 3 p.m.

Officers found the body of a lifeless man on the seventh floor. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Shaun Williams. He is the city's 79th homicide of the year.

A suspect was seen fleeing the scene. On Thursday, a man and his lawyer surrendered to homicide officers.

Kwabena Sarfo Duah, of Toronto, has been charged with second-degree murder. He is to appear at the Eglinton Avenue courts on Friday.

The slaying came days after the police probed five separate murders over the weekend.

Toronto's homicide count is now just one shy of the 80 homicides recorded in 2005, the "year of the gun." That year, firearms were used in 52 killings.

Homicide investigators are appealing to anyone with information regarding the murder of Williams to contact Det. Sgt. Savas Kyriacou at 416-808-7385 or Det. Brian Borg at 416-808-7377.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers by calling 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.222tips.com.