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  Male Arrested After Fatal Stabbing in Oshawa

Jan 11, 2018 20:22 ET

A 17-year-old male was pronounced dead after being stabbed in a commercial plaza in Oshawa.

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of East Division responded to a stabbing in the area of Harmony Road and Taunton Road in Oshawa. According to witnesses, the two male teenagers from Oshawa were involved in a verbal altercation which led to the victim being stabbed. The victim was transported to local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the teenaged male was pronounced at the hospital.

The 16-year-old male suspect fled the scene and was arrested at a nearby residence. Charges are pending and an update will follow.

Homicide Investigators are investigating this incident as the first homicide of 2018 in Durham Region.

Investigators are urging witnesses who were at the scene during this fatal stabbing to come forward and speak to investigators.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Horrocks (ext. 5418) or Det. Moore (ext. 5326) of the Major Crime Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.