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Boy, 14 Arrested for Attempt Murder,
Ossington Avenue and Harbord Street area


14 Division

Case #: 2023-63051

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an arrest made in an attempt murder investigation. 

On Monday, January 9, 2023, at 12:08 p.m., police received a call for a stabbing in the Ossington Avenue and Harbord Street area.

It is alleged that:

  • a 17-year-old boy was in a laneway with a group of youths
  • an altercation broke out between the group 
  • the boy was stabbed
  • he was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition

On Friday, January 20, 2023, officers identified and arrested the person responsible for the stabbing.

A 14-year-old boy was charged with:

  1. Attempt Murder
  2. Aggravated Assault
  3. Assault with a Weapon
  4. Carrying Concealed Weapon
  5. Possession of a Weapon
  6. Fail to Comply with Release Order
  7. two counts of Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
  8. Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5000

He will attend court at 311 Jarvis Street on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

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By Constable Laura Brabant

Constable Laura Brabant

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Constable Therese Irving-Peckham

Detective Constable Therese Irving-Peckham

14 Division


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