Man charged with first-degree murder, second man sought

A man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Lorenzo Martinez.

Aasif Patel, 19, turned himself in to police after arrest warrants were issued for Patel and Wariskhan Pathan, also 19.

Martinez was shot at 70 Stevenvale Dr. near Lawrence Avenue and Markham Road on Feb. 11. He was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital with no vital signs but died on the way.

Police are asking the public for any information that could help in searching for Pathan to contact Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS.

“He is known to police,” Const. Tony Vella says.

Pathan is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached, police say.

This is the city’s 10th murder of 2011.

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Posted: Feb 27 2011 8:42 am
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