Police have now made an arrest in the city's fifth murder in less than a week. And they didn't have to go far to find their suspect. He came straight to them. Kwabena Sarfo Duah turned himself into police Thursday afternoon, after authorities were called to 90 Mornelle Court near Morningside and Ellesmere the day before.
That's where they found the body of 27-year-old Shaun Williams on the seventh floor of the complex. An autopsy shows he'd been shot to death.
The 19-year-old and his lawyers were both present as he was put into handcuffs and led away for questioning by homicide detectives. He's facing second-degree murder charges. There's no word yet on what might have sparked the violence.
The city is bracing to pass the murder rate for the infamous Year of the Gun back in 2005. So far, there have been 79 murders in Toronto. The 365-day period that ended with the Boxing Day shooting of Jane Creba claimed 80 lives. And there's still a month left to go in 2007.
Duah will make his first court appearance in Scarborough on Friday morning.