January 22, 2016 4:33 pm
Updated: January 22, 2016 7:46 pm

Toronto man, 20, charged with second-degree murder in fatal Lake Shore shooting

Jeremy Cohn/Global News

TORONTO — A 20-year-old Toronto man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in the city’s downtown core.

Emergency crews responded to the call around 4 a.m. ET in the area of Lake Shore Boulevard and 11th Street, where a man was discovered in the basement of an apartment with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Toronto paramedics said the victim was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died.

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Police have identified the victim as Tevin James, 22, of Toronto, and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

On Friday at about 9 a.m., police arrested and charged Frederick Leon, 20, of Toronto has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, robbery, five drug-related charges and 28 firearm- and weapons-related charges. He was scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on Friday.

Police would like to speak with anyone who may have known the whereabouts of Leon up until Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det.-Sgt. Steve Ryan at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or by texting “TOR” and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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