Toronto man charged with murder after father-in-law stabbed, police sources say

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WATCH ABOVE: Catherine McDonald reports the victim’s son-in-law has been charged with first-degree murder. – Dec 22, 2020

Toronto police say a 50-year-old man is facing a first-degree murder charge following a stabbing that killed a 72-year-old man in the city’s north end.

Emergency crews were called to a house on Nymark Avenue, west of Don Mills Road West and north of Sheppard Avenue East, at around 8:50 p.m. on Monday.

A man was rushed to a trauma centre by paramedics in life-threatening condition after being stabbed multiple times, police said.

Despite life-saving measures, police said he later died from his injuries in hospital.

The victim has been identified by investigators as 72-year-old Jing Zhang, a visitor from China.

Read more: 1 dead, 2 others injured after stabbing at home in Toronto’s north end

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Police sources tell Global News that the male suspect allegedly stabbed his father-in-law and the suspect’s wife intervened and was also stabbed.

Investigators said a woman suffered minor injuries.

On Tuesday, officers arrested Jingfu Luo, a 50-year-old resident from Toronto. Luo is charged with first-degree murder.

Meanwhile, at the scene just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, a white SUV circled the block multiple times and went through the crime tape and onto the lawn of the house involved.

Officers moved in after the driver of the SUV, who was blaring music in the vehicle, wasn’t cooperating. He was taken down the front step of the home by several officers, put into handcuffs and taken into custody. Toronto police didn’t comment on the incident when asked by Global News.

— With files from Nick Westoll


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