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Toronto police arrest son in death of elderly man in city’s northwest end

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police say a 49-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after the accused’s father died early Monday. Catherine McDonald reports.

Toronto police have made an arrest in the death of a 77-year-old elderly man in the city’s 18th homicide of the year.

Police were called to a home in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Black Creek Drive around 6:24 a.m. Monday for a medical call.

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Officers arrived and located a man suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead on scene. He has been identified as Wilfred Kent Truman.

Police arrested and charged his son, 49-year-old Kyle Truman, with first-degree murder Monday afternoon.

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Homicide Det. Andy Singh originally described the suspect as a man who was dressed all in black and was seen fleeing towards a ravine in the area.

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“There is no threat to public safety. This is a contained incident, ” Singh said.

The victim’s wife was the one who called 911.

There is no word on the man’s cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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