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.
Toronto Police say a man in his ‘70s suffered “grievous injuries” and died this morning in an attack at a house in the Black Creek/Eglinton area. Homicide detectives believe the white male suspect, dressed all in black, escaped through the ravine behind the home. @680NEWS pic.twitter.com/fK88amFBw7
— Mark Douglas (@Douglas680NEWS) April 15, 2019