A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for an “armed and dangerous” suspect wanted for the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in Toronto last week, police say.
Toronto police said officers responded a banquet hall in the Highway 27 and Steeles Avenue West area at around 9:37 p.m. on Friday, March 10.
There had been an altercation at the hall and officers confirmed that a gun had been fired.
A victim, identified as Toronto resident Shacquan Harrison, was stabbed during the incident and went to a nearby hospital, police said. Harrison later died, marking Toronto’s 9th homicide of 2023.
A second victim from the incident walked into another hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said a man was arrested and a gun was recovered.
In an update on Thursday, officers announced that a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for 26-year-old Toronto resident Omary Bent who is believed to have been responsible for the stabbing.
He’s wanted for second-degree murder.
Officers said he’s considered “armed and dangerous” and noted that “anyone knowingly harbouring a wanted person could face criminal charges.”
Anyone with information can contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.
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