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Police to Noble Park murder suspect: 'turn yourself in'

Toronto police are appealing to the second suspect in a deadly stabbing in Noble Park nearly two weeks ago to "get a lawyer and turn yourself in."

One suspect charged with second-degree murder, second suspect still at large

Toronto police are asking Ton Quoc Hoang Ngo, also known as Tommy Ngo, to turn himself in. Ngo is a suspect in the stabbing death of Russell Sahadeo. (Toronto Police)

Toronto police are appealing to the second suspect in a deadly stabbing in Noble Park nearly two weeks ago to "get a lawyer and turn yourself in."

Homicide Det. Leslie Dunkley provided an update on his investigation into the death of Russell Sahadeo at police headquarters on Friday morning. Sahadeo, 23, was stabbed in the stomach during an altercation in the park in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 6.

On Sept. 9, one of the two suspects in the case, Marcus Richard Lee, 21, turned himself in to police and was charged with second-degree murder.

Police are still seeking a second suspect. Ton Quoc Hoang Ngo, 20, who is also known as Tommy Ngo, of Toronto, is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder.

Police describe him as Asian, about five feet seven inches tall with a slim build, and short black hair cut in a brush cut. 

"My message to Tommy Ngo is to do the right thing,'" Dunkley said. "Get a lawyer and turn yourself in to police. This is not going to go away and we will not stop looking for you."

Police were called to Noble Park, which is in the Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue West area, around 12:20 a.m. that Sunday morning.

Sahadeo had been at the park with four friends when they were approached by two other men and a verbal altercation broke out, Dunkley said.

The two suspects left the area, threatening to return, which they did about five minutes later, Dunkley said. The fight turned physical, and Sahadeo was stabbed.

Two suspects fled the scene in a late-model sedan heading west toward Jane Street. Meanwhile, multiple witnesses provided first aid to Sahadeo before he was rushed to hospital, where he later died.

Investigators are still looking for a motive for the stabbing, Dunkley said. While both suspects were known to police prior to the incident, Sahadeo was not.

His uncle described him as "a good boy."

"Russell was a kind, gentle loving person. A beloved nephew, beloved son, beloved brother, beloved cousin, and there is nothing that can bring him back," the uncle, who did not want his name to appear in media reports, told reporters on Friday. "There's nothing that can heal the profound grief that the family is currently experiencing."

Sahadeo had enrolled in a business administration program and was waiting for classes to start, the uncle said. He was in a fairly new relationship, and his girlfriend was with him when he was killed.

The uncle asked that anyone with information come forward to police.