BEAVERTON: A disturbance among several men, in downtown Beaverton, has led to Durham Region's sixth homicide of the year.
On Friday, May 26th, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers were called to a disturbance in the downtown area of Beaverton.
A male was seen collapsed on Dundas Street. The 21-year-old male victim was rushed to hospital in Orillia, but later succumbed to his injuries. Next of kin are being notified.
Police have identified the victim as 21 year-old Joshua Elliott of Cannington. Results of a Post Mortem concluded, the 21-year-old victim's cause of death was as a result of a stab wound.
Information was received about a second male suffering from a stab wound. Officers in the area were able to locate the 35-year-old male, and he is being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The Homicide Unit is on scene to lead the investigation, supported by the Forensic Identification Unit and members of North Division. Investigators have set up a command post in downtown Beaverton and would like to hear from any witnesses to this incident.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Dennis (ext. 5402) or Det. Mamers (ext. 5247) of the Major Crime - Homicide Unit, at 1-888-579-1520.
Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
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