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Man dead after attack at home near Eglinton and Black Creek

Last Updated Apr 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm EDT

Toronto police investigate a fatal attack at a home on Hertford Avenue on April 15, 2019. CITYNEWS/Hugues Cormier

A 77-year-old man is dead after he was attacked at his home in Toronto’s northwest end.

Officers responded to a medical call at a home on Hertford Avenue, in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Black Creek Drive, just before 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Police later said homicide investigators had taken over the case.

The victim has been identified as Wilfred Kent Truman of Toronto.

Investigators said the suspect likely escaped through the ravine behind the home. A man with the same last name as the victim was arrested Monday evening.

Kyle Truman, 49, of Toronto, has been charged with first-degree murder. He is slated to appear in court on Tuesday.

Police did not confirm the relationship between the suspect and the victim, however neighbours tell 680 NEWS they were father and son.

This is Toronto’s 18th homicide of the year.

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@Tom Mill: A man was murdered…..and you have the tenacity to bring up politics and the depth of its reporting? Just go away… far, far away…for all of us…please. I hope you never have to experience something like this, albeit yourself or someone you care about….then have to listen to/read people making comments like yours. Show some respect.

April 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm

@Tom Mill: all we knew before was a man died

April 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm