January 30, 2016 9:52 am
Updated: January 30, 2016 9:09 pm

Murder suspect turns self in after man, 87, gunned down in Toronto

WATCH ABOVE: A 51-year-old man turned himself into police after 87-year-old Rocco Zito was found shot to death on Friday. Ashley Carter reports.


TORONTO — Police say a suspect wanted for first-degree murder in the city’s latest homicide is now in custody.

A man turned himself in late Friday night after police in Toronto released his name earlier.

Police said the suspect was wanted in connection with the death of 87-year-old Rocco Zito, who was found dead around 5 p.m. Friday after reports of a shooting in the Playfair Avenue and Caledonia Road area.

Police released information late Friday night saying 51-year-old Domenico Scopelliti was wanted for first-degree murder, and was considered “armed and dangerous.”

Less than an hour later, Scopelliti turned himself in to police at 12 Division at 11:43 p.m.

He is expected to be in court Saturday at 10 a.m.

An autopsy on Zito’s body will be done Saturday.


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