Police lay murder charge over Oshawa stabbing
Durham Regional Police say an 18-year-old Oshawa man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on Tuesday.
Jacques Amakon, 18, of Oshawa is also facing a charge of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He is currently in police custody. He made a brief court appearance and is expected to back Thursday for a bail hearing.
The victim has been officially identified as Michael McDonald, 16.
"Both the suspect and victim knew each other and went to school together," police said.
They attended Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic Secondary School.
Police are asking residents to keep an eye out for a knife that may have been used in the fatal fight, which occurred at a bus stop near Stevenson and Rossland Roads. Police say they arrested Amakon near Adelaide Avenue and Park Road.
"Investigators are asking residents in that area to check their yards. If a knife is found, please do not touch it -- just call the police. The knife is described as a kitchen knife or steak knife with a black handle," police said.
They can contact the Durham homicide unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5247 or ext. 5223. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.