Toronto

Police arrest suspect after man, 77, killed near Black Creek and Eglinton

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of an elderly man in Toronto's north end.

Police have identified the victim as 77-year-old Wilfred Kent Truman

Police are investigating the death of an elderly man in Toronto's north end as a homicide. (Grant Linton/CBC)

Police say they have arrested a 49-year-old man after a homicide in Toronto's west end Monday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Hertford Avenue near Eglinton Avenue West and Black Creek Drive around 6:30 a.m.

Initially, it was for a medical call involving an elderly man, said Const. Caroline de Kloet, a spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service. Paramedics arrived and treated the victim.

"We found a man in his 70s suffering from grievous injuries," Det. Andy Singh told reporters, adding the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

After further investigation officers determined it was a homicide.

Police have identified the victim as Wilfred Kent Truman, 77.

Singh confirmed that it was the victim's wife who called 911. Police were searching for a male suspect dressed all in black. Singh said he was believed to have fled the scene toward a ravine close by.

Police later issued a statement Monday afternoon saying that the suspect was arrested. He is scheduled to make an appearance in court tomorrow morning.