(BRAMPTON, ON) – Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau of the Peel Regional Police Service have charged a youth, in regards to the Peel Regions 11th homicide of 2019.
On Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:21 a.m., police received a call for a man who had been stabbed. Officers responded to the area of Lanebrook Drive and Devondale Avenue in the City of Brampton where the two victims were located. 63-year-old Glensbert Oliver from Brampton, died at the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained.
Investigation identified that five males had been attempting to break into vehicles on the street, when Glensbert Oliver and his son confronted them. An altercation occurred during which the accused stabbed both victims and all five males fled the area.
On October 3, 2019, a 16-year-old male youth from Toronto was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder, Attempt Murder and several other property related and breach of court order offences. He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on October 4, 2019.
A 17-year-old male youth from Toronto, that was present during the incident, has been arrested and charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Fail to Comply with Court Sentence. He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on October 4, 2019.
A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Persons charged in this investigation is protected.
Two 18-year-old men from Toronto, that were present during the incident, have been arrested and charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. One of the men faces an additional charge of Fail to Comply With Recognizance. They will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on October 4, 2019.
A fifth male who was in the vehicle at the time of the murder, is still being investigated and is encouraged to speak to legal counsel and arrange to surrender to police.
The vehicle that they had been travelling in was stolen from York Region and has been recovered.
Investigators would like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their partnership during the investigation, and the members of the community who came forward with video and eyewitness accounts. This cooperative and participatory community involvement was important in helping identify those responsible.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau by calling 905-453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.
Source: Peel Regional Police Service
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