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ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING STABBING IN MARKHAM

Posted on Wednesday November 20, 2019

Investigators with the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged an 18-year-old man with Attempted Murder after two people were stabbed in the City of Markham.

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 8:30 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a weapons call in front of a restaurant located at 7330 Markham Road. When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old man who was suffering from stab wounds. He was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

While officers were investigating, they located three men who were believed to be involved, one of whom was also suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The investigation has revealed that four men got into an altercation with a fifth man. During the altercation, two men were stabbed. The fifth man involved fled the scene prior to police arrival.

On Monday, November 18, 2019, investigators were able to identify the suspect and he was placed under arrest without further incident.

Charged:

  • Danovan FERNANDEZ, 18, City of Markham

Charges:

  • Attempted Murder x2
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Mr. FERNANDEZ has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on November 22, 2019.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-287-5025, ext. 7541, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.