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Man faces first-degree murder charges after fatal North York stabbing

Toronto police have identified the stabbing victim as Dimitri Smith, 32, of Toronto.
Toronto police have identified the stabbing victim as Dimitri Smith, 32, of Toronto. Handout / Toronto Police Service

A man from Toronto is facing first-degree murder charges after a stabbing outside of an apartment building in North York on Friday, according to police.

Police said they responded to a call for a person with a knife in the area of Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West at around 7 a.m. March 29.

When officers arrived, they learned there had been an altercation between two men in front of a residential building during which one man was stabbed with a sharp-edged weapon.

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The victim, identified on Saturday as 32-year-old Dimitri Smith of Toronto, was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after.

The suspect, who has since been identified as 46-year-old Dean Joel Constance, was arrested at the scene, according to police.

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Constance now faces first-degree murder charges.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.

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