Man fatally stabbed exiting shower during home invasion

A 28-year-old man was fatally stabbed last night at a north end Toronto apartment that has a recent history of violence.

North Toronto apartment complex plagued by recent violence

A man was found stabbed at this apartment building on Bogert Avenue on Thursday evening. He later died in hospital. (Trevor Dunn/CBC)

A 28-year-old man was fatally stabbed last night at a north end Toronto apartment building that has a recent history of brutal violence.

Police and paramedics responded to a home invasion call at 325 Bogert Ave., near Bathurst Street and Highway 401, shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.

A man was found suffering from several stab wounds to his chest and was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police said the victim lived in the apartment and three other people were also there at the time of the attack.

Police allege two men entered the apartment; one attacked the victim as he was getting out of the shower, while the second man held the other occupants at gunpoint and demanded drugs and cash.

The two men are described as having a light-brown complexion, and are approximately five feet eight inches tall. Police are reviewing security cameras from the area and the victim's identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Gunpoint execution

This is not the first time the Bogert Avenue apartment building has been the scene of violence.

Two brothers, Justin, 18, and Jerome Waterman, 22, were found fatally shot in the building's parking garage in February of last year.

Both men had been shot execution-style in the head. 

An 18-year-old, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested and charged in connection to the shooting.