January 1, 2019 12:34 pm
Updated: January 12, 2019 8:16 am

Police identify man critically injured after early morning assault in downtown Toronto

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police say a man is in life-threatening condition following an assault on Queen Street West near Bathurst Street early Tuesday morning.

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Police have identified the man critically injured after an assault in the city’s downtown core early Tuesday as Toronto-based lawyer David Shellnutt.

A Toronto police spokesperson told Global News officers and paramedics were called to Queen Street West near Bathurst Street at around 12:35 a.m.

The man was involved in a fight and was knocked to the ground, the spokesperson said.

In surveillance video shared with Global News Wednesday afternoon, a man can be seen grabbing a large garbage bag from the side of the road before appearing to throw it. The man can be seen running the opposite direction as two men chased him.

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All three can be seen struggling before the male victim fell on the sidewalk. A man can then be seen hitting the victim.

Police said two suspects, who are still outstanding, were last seen getting into a light blue car.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 418-808-1400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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