1 dead, 1 charged following shooting near Danforth Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue

Was Toronto's 60th homicide victim – a 21-year-old man – killed over a physical distancing dispute? Pam Seatle with more on the shocking claims and what police have to say about them.

By News Staff

One man is dead and another has been charged with murder following a shooting in an LCBO parking lot near Danforth Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue.

Police were called to the area around 6 p.m. Sunday for reports of gunfire.

When officers arrived, they found 21-year-old Jakub Sudomericky suffering from serious injuries.

Paramedics said they transported Sudomericky to the hospital in life-threatening condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.

It was reported that Sudomericky was inside the store at the checkout at the same time as a woman and a 20-year-old man.

The two men reportedly got into an argument. Witnesses told police the dispute was over physical distancing and that the argument continued outside the store.

Police said a short time later the victim was running through the parking lot and gun shots were heard.

The police service’s homicide unit has now taken over the investigation.

A silver Honda was seen racing away from the scene. Police were able to stop the vehicle and three suspects were taken into custody. A knife and a bullet casing were also found at the scene, police said.

Michael Roberts, of Toronto, has been charged with first-degree murder.

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