Peel Police – Warrant Executed – Second Male Arrested in the 14th Homicide of the Year

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have arrested a second male believed to be responsible for the murder of an 18 year-old man.

On Saturday October 14, 2017, at 12:51 a.m., Peel Regional Police responded to a disturbance call in the area of Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road in the City of Mississauga. Officers arrived on scene and located two male victims suffering from stabbing type injuries. Both victims were rushed to a local hospital and later transferred to a trauma centre in Toronto. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries and the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The deceased victim was identified as Maxwell Alexander CHAVEZ, an 18 year-old male from the City of Toronto.

On Friday October 20, 2017, investigators arrested and charged Trayon Johnson with 2nd Degree Murder. Trayon Johnson appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday October 21, 2017 for a remand hearing.

Investigators issued an arrest warrant for Richard IRELAND, who turned himself in to police this morning. Richard IRELAND has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Richard IRELAND will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Monday October 23, 2017 for a bail hearing.

Both accused, Trayon JOHNSON and Richard IRELAND are charged with one count of Attempted Murder in relation to a second victim who was also stabbed and received non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

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