Teen charged in death of 22-year-old Brampton, Ont. man
Peel Regional Police are investigating after a male was found with obvious signs of trauma in a Brampton, Ont. park and later pronounced dead. (CTV News Toronto Chopper)
TORONTO -- A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of a 22-year-old man who was found with obvious signs of trauma in Brampton on Thursday.
Emergency crews were called to a pathway on Queen Mary and Heathwood drives shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Police said officers located a male victim unconscious and without vital signs.
He was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police have identified him as Surajdeep Singh, of Brampton.
“Surajdeep Singh was a young man with a bright future. He was simply trying to return to his residence from his place of worship, when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack that tragically took him away from his family” Investigative Services Supt. Martin Ottaway said in a statement.
On Friday, police said a suspect was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
The identity of the 16-year-old will not be released as per the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The suspect is scheduled for a bail hearing on Friday.
This is an ongoing investigation, police said, and anyone with information is being asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau or Crime Stoppers.