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Man, 28, charged in Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West homicide investigation

Last Updated Feb 28, 2021 at 10:56 pm EDT

TORONTO, ON- Police tape sits atop a police car. (FILE/Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Toronto police say they have charged a man in connection to a homicide investigation in a west Toronto neighbourhood.

Police said they were called to the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West area at around 3:25 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, police said they found 38-year-old Toronto resident Rupert Brown with “obvious injuries.” He was later pronounced dead, police said.

On Saturday, police said they charged 28-year-old Leahain Malcolm of Toronto with Second-Degree Murder.

He appeared in court that same day.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the police directly. Tips can also be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers.

This is Toronto’s 14th homicide of 2021, police said.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly said the incident occurred in the Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue area. On Sunday evening, Toronto police issued a corrected news release stating the focus of the investigation was in fact in the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West area.