Category Archives: Stabbing/Fatal stabbing

CALGARY: Homicide victim identified as store owner Maqsood Ahmed

Update: Calgary homicide victim identified as store owner Maqsood Ahmed

Victim stabbed while carrying bag of money, not far from police headquarters



Homicide detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a store owner near police headquarters in northeast Calgary Wednesday night.

About 9:45 p.m., emergency crews were called to the 4700 block of Westwinds Dr. N.E. for a report of an assault with a weapon.

The man, whom friends have identified as Maqsood Ahmed, owner of the Calgary Produce Market, was walking with another person when the attack happened, said Det. David Fakas with Calgary police.

Ahmed was carrying a bag of money, though the reason was not immediately known and would be part of the police investigation, said Fakas.

“The older man was stabbed,” Fakas said, adding the victim was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

“He was talking and breathing at the scene … once he got to the hospital he succumbed to his injuries.”

RELATED: Ahmed a ‘hard’working, dedicated’ businessman, say friends

Two unknown male suspects fled in a dark vehicle, said Fakas.

It’s believed they may have taken the weapon with them as investigators were not able to locate it at the scene.

“Homicide (unit) is activated and engaged, they’ll be heading the investigation,” said Fakas.

“We’re in the process of checking CCTV footage in the area.”

It was too early to say whether the incident was targeted or random, he said.

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TORONTO: Thousands gather to honour life of Eritrean coummnity leader Nahom Tsehaie Berhane stabbed to death on September 27

Slain Eritrean community leader Nahom Berhane honoured by thousandsThousands of Eritreans gathered to honour the life of young civic leader Nahom Tsehaie Berhane who was stabbed to death last week.
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Mourners from the Eritrean community weep outside the funeral of civic leader Nahom Tsehaie Berhane, who was stabbed to death last week.


Mourners from the Eritrean community weep outside the funeral of civic leader Nahom Tsehaie Berhane, who was stabbed to death last week.

By: Olivia Carville Staff Reporter, Published on Sat Oct 04 2014

Hundreds of members of Toronto’s Eritrean community chanted in grief for more than an hour as they honoured the life of slain civic leader Nahom Tsehaie Berhane on Saturday.

The women, wearing traditional white head scarves, wept during the service.

The men, in black suits, bowed their heads.

Berhane, 34, was stabbed to death as he was walking with friends along Danforth Ave. near Greenwood Ave., on Sept. 27.

The father of two was well-known in the city’s Eritrean community and the Medhane Alem Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, near Dufferin St. and Eglinton Ave. W., was overflowing with mourners Saturday morning. Continue reading

BRAMPTON, ont.: Ordered deported 10 years ago, Iqbal Singh is now accused of murder

Bogus refugee claimant accused of murder

Maclean’s investigates how a repeat felon, ordered deported 10 years ago, managed to stay in Canada

Michael Friscolanti

When emergency crews rushed through the front door that winter night—Jan. 21, 2014—they found white tiles covered in blood and two people clinging to life. It was a gruesome, chaotic scene, even for a seasoned paramedic. Whoever swung the blade, again and again, had already fled.

Anita Summan, who owned the home in Brampton, Ont., was lying at the bottom of the main wooden staircase, alert but fading. Summan’s daughter, in her bedroom when the assailant pounced, had sprinted to her side. “She was still alive,” says Sonali Summan, 22. “I was in a hysterical shock, trying to figure out what was going on.” Continue reading

Ziad Akl arrested in connection with 2009 beating and stabbing outside Quebec night club

June 7, 2014

Fugitive wanted in beating caught

Heavily tattooed local actor nabbed in Groveland

By Douglas

GROVELAND — A North Andover man who has appeared in well-known movies was arrested in Groveland by U.S. Marshals in connection with a 2009 beating and stabbing outside a Quebec night club.

Ziad Akl, 40, 40 Royal Crest Drive, North Andover, was arrested Wednesday on Salem Street by the U.S. Marshals Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force with help from Groveland Police.

Akl, a heavily-tattooed man who was an extra in the films “Shutter Island” and “The Fighter,” was wanted on a warrant out of Quebec for aggravated assault and assault, according to federal court documents. He is accused of participating in an attack on several bouncers at the Red Lite nightclub in Laval, a town near Montreal. Continue reading

Toronto: Criminal Nabil Huruy charged with first-degree murder


Markham firefighter Dominic Parker, seen here in an undated Facebook, died early Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, after being stabbed in a weekend attack.

Man accused of stabbing Markham, Ont., firefighter in court

CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2013 5:15 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 5:15 PM ET

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Nabil Huruy, 23, kept his head down during a brief court appearance Thursday. Huruy is accused of stabbing and killing 45-year-old firefighter Dominic Parker at a Toronto cafe earlier this week. ( Alex Tavshunsky)

Nabil Huruy, the man charged in the stabbing death of a Markham, Ont., firefighter made his second court appearance today.

The 23-year-old appeared briefly at a downtown courtroom this morning, keeping his head down as he stood in the prisoner’s dock. He remains in custody.

Huruy is accused of attacking Dominic Parker “without provocation” at an east-end cafe earlier this week.

He is charged with first-degree murder. Continue reading

Richmond : Chang Xi Wang sentenced to life after fatal stabbing in McDonald’s restaurant


The defendant required an interpreter during the three-year trial

A man who fatally stabbed two people involved with him in a love triangle has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 15 years.

In February, Chang Xi Wang, 33, pleaded guilty to the August 2009 manslaughter of his estranged wife, Yan Lin, 37, and to the second-degree murder of her former husband, Zhe Hu, 38.

The slayings happened in front of horrified patrons and staff at a McDonald’s restaurant on No. 3 Road in Richmond.

In the months leading up to the murder, Wang got more and more angry at Lin and Hu, immigration consultants who were divorced from one another but still living together.

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Vancouver: Manraj Akalirai murdered by people with swords; his family claims he had no gang or drug affiliation

Manraj’s family sent out a strong statement to CBC News saying Manraj was in no way related to gangs or drugs.

Friday, January 25th, 2013 | Posted by surbhi
19-year-old Manraj Akalirai Murdered in Vancouver in Group Sword Attack
VANCOUVER: 19-year-old Manraj Akalirai was murdered by a large group of people who attacked him with swords on Elgin Street near East 47th Avenue Vancouver Wednesday night. Initially the police did not identify Manraj and said that it was drug-related murder. But Friday morning Manraj’s family sent out a strong statement to CBC News saying Manraj was in no way related to gangs or drugs.

Akalirai, who recently graduated from Gladstone High School, was attacked by a large group just south of Memorial South Park, at about 10:30 p.m. PT, police said. Several weapons were used in the attack, including bats, clubs and a sword. Continue reading

Etobicoke: Bridget Takyi stabbed and set ablaze by Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, father of her two children

Bridget Takyi, a 27-year-old mother of two, was on her way to work when she was stabbed and then set ablaze on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.
Toronto Star/HANDOUT

Victoria Ptashnick

Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was founding lying on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.

Tue Jan 22 2013 07:29:00
Etobicoke murder victim had been stabbed, set on fire

Bridget Takyi, a 27-year-old mother of two, was on her way to work when she was stabbed and then set ablaze on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.
Toronto Star/HANDOUT

Bridget Takyi was supposed to be planning a trip to Disney World with her two little boys and best high school friend.

Instead, her friend will be helping plan the 27-year-old woman’s funeral.

Takyi’s body was found Saturday on Richgrove Dr., in the Martin Grove Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. area.

Her identity couldn’t initially be confirmed because she was burned so badly she was “virtually unrecognizable,” police said. She was the city’s third homicide victim of the year. Continue reading

Alejandro Ernesto Solano-Aguilera arrested in connection with weekend stabbing at College and Spadina


Alejandro Ernesto Solano-Aguilera, 46.

Suspect arrested in connection with weekend stabbing at College and Spadina
Published on Monday December 17, 2012
Alejandro Ernesto Solano-Aguilera, 46.
Kim Magi and Touria Izri
Staff Reporters

Toronto police arrested and charged a man with attempted murder at a downtown shelter Sunday night.

Officers from 32 Division arrested the suspect at a homeless shelter around Peter and Queen Sts.The man was charged in connection with a Saturday morning stabbing near College St. and Spadina Ave. said Staff Sgt. Winston Bennett. Continue reading

Toronto: Spiritual adviser Rita Adams found fatally stabbed in Parkdale boarding house

Parkdale murder victim Rita Adams was a spiritual adviser

Published on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Rita Adams, 59, was found dead Monday at a home on Maynard Ave.
Curtis Rush
Police Reporter
Rita Adams, 59, who billed herself as a spiritual adviser, has been identified as the 46th homicide victim of the year in Toronto.

Her body was found in a boarding house at 17 Maynard Ave. in Parkdale. Continue reading

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