Toronto man charged with second-degree murder in stabbing near campus

A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the city’s first homicide of the year.

Roderick McIntosh, 67, was arrested after an altercation on Saturday  at about 6:40 p.m. at 330 Jarvis St., just steps away from campus.

Brent Gartner, 51, was pronounced dead on January 10 (Courtesy of Toronto Police Service)

Brent Gartner, 51, has been identified as the victim. (Courtesy of Toronto Police Service)

Police found Brent Gartner, 51, suffering from several slash and stab wounds in an apartment building. He was rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

They found a second man in his 60s, suffering from a serious injury just steps from the Mattamy Athletic Centre, who was also rushed to hospital. He was later identified as the suspect, McIntosh, in the stabbing.

Police boundaries were established at Jarvis and Carlton Streets, and Church and Carlton Streets Saturday night. Residents reported seeing a forensics team for several days and as recently as Tuesday night in the area after the crime.

Initial reports suggest that a samurai sword was involved in the incident but police have not yet confirmed the exact circumstances of the crime.

McIntosh, who lives in Toronto, was charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday. He is still in hospital.

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