Toronto police arrest suspect in aunt's fatal stabbing

Toronto police arrest suspect in aunt's fatal stabbing

Toronto police have arrested Shayne MacDonald, who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant after the fatal stabbing of his aunt in west-end Toronto Friday night.

The 21-year-old MacDonald was considered "violent, armed and dangerous" after the double stabbing on College St. on Friday that left Vermelhudo, 38, dead and her mother, 59, injured.

On scene, police located two women with serious stab wounds.

She was identified by police Saturday as 38-year-old Sarah Vermelhudo.

On Saturday, police identified a suspect wanted for second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the incident.

Brian Russell, a friend and former co-worker of Vermelhudo, said news of her murder came as a a "real shock".

"It doesn't make any sense to me that somebody like her would suffer a fate like that", he said.

Toronto Police released a photograph of the suspect on Saturday morning, alleging he was violent and unsafe.

Shayne MacDonald was wanted on a countrywide warrant for second-degree murder and attempted murder Saturday and police said he was considered "violent, armed and risky".

A police source told Global News's Catherine McDonald Monday the suspect was arrested at a bus stop in Toronto after he was recognized by a member of the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).



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