Man dead following multiple stabbings at Madison Avenue house party

Police charge one man with second degree murder, minor with multiple counts of assault with a weapon

Man dead following multiple stabbings at  Madison Avenue house party

On October 31, a total of five people were stabbed outside a Halloween house party near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Bloor Street West. One of the victims, 19-year-old Firdous Nabizada, died in hospital on November 2.

According to police, 19-year-old Jacob Alves was disarmed and kicked out of a house party at 22 Madison Avenue by party-goers after he became involved in an altercation and produced a knife. He then attempted to re-enter the party and, upon denial, became angered.

While individuals attempted to calm him down, he produced another knife and began indiscriminately attacking individuals waiting in the line for entry outside the house.

Alves and a 15-year-old girl were initially both charged with three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and attempted murder. Following the death of Nabizada, Alves’ charges were upgraded to second-degree murder.

According to its website, 22 Madison Avenue is the location of Theta Delta Chi fraternity.

The Toronto Star reports that the house was being rented out by a Toronto model, Christian Renaud, for his 20th birthday party. Renaud said that he and Alves had been friends in high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, but had drifted apart since then.

With files from Josie Kao

Stabbing reported at Spadina and Sussex

Police seeking public assistance in investigation

Stabbing reported at Spadina and Sussex

Toronto Police are investigating a stabbing at the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Sussex Avenue that occurred at around 4:00 pm on May 21.

According to the police, a man and woman were headed northbound while having an argument when they bumped into a group of men and women. The man was then assaulted by the group, and stabbed in the process. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he is now in stable condition.

Police are requesting that anyone with information about the stabbing contact them at:

  • 416-808-1400
  • Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)
  • Online at www.222tips.com 
  • Online on the Facebook Leave a Tip page
  • or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Police arrest two suspects in Annex apartment killing

21-year-old Abbegail Elliott died after Wednesday stabbing

Police arrest two suspects in Annex apartment killing

Toronto police have made two arrests in connection to the death of a 21-year-old woman in her Annex apartment last Wednesday.

25-year-old David Obregon Castro and 26-year-old Saria Lopez Iglesias of Toronto were arrested on May 25 for the death of Abbegail Elliott. Each face one count of first-degree murder.

Police responded to a call on May 23 at approximately 4:30 pm for sounds of gunshots at 70 Spadina Road.

Elliott was found with visible signs of trauma in her Annex apartment. She was rushed to hospital with critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Elliott’s death brings Toronto’s 2018 homicide count to 32.

Police believe the attack is related to an earlier call on May 21 for sounds of gunshots at the same address.

Castro has also been charged on five other counts, including attempted murder and unauthorized possession of a firearm, for an incident on May 11 in the Richardson Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West area.

Both Castro and Iglesias appeared in court on May 26 at Old City Hall.