A 22-year-old man is facing second-degree murder charges in connection with the alleged slaying of three of his older relatives in Etobicoke on Monday night.
Police were called to a townhouse unit 65 Old Burnhamthorpe Rd., in the Burnhamthorpe Road and Renforth Drive area on Monday evening shortly after 6:45 p.m.
There they found the bodies of two females and one male, ranging in age from 49 to 76, said Const. Wendy Drummond.
Police arrested a man near the scene of the triple homicide.
“There was a brief standoff with the accused, but he was taken into custody. The suspect was armed (during the standoff),” Drummond added, although she wouldn’t say what kind of weapon the suspect was carrying.
Police refused to comment on the nature of the relationship between the accused and his three victims aside from confirming all four were related.
Names were not released pending notification of first of kin overseas.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court later this morning on three counts of second-degree murder.
Anyone with information is asked to call 22 Division at 416-808-2200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS.