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UPDATE: Memorial to be held for construction worker shot and killed

DCN-JOC News Services
UPDATE: Memorial to be held for construction worker shot and killed

TORONTO – A construction worker who was shot and killed after trying to bring down an armed man on Sept. 3 in an alleged carjacking incident is being remembered through a memorial this evening (Sept. 5).

According to media reports, a memorial service for Floreano Lopes is being held at 6 p.m. on Steeles Avenue West near the scene of where the shooting took place.  

TORONTO POLICE – Floreano Lopes has been identified as the construction worker who was shot and killed while trying to take down an armed man on Sept. 3.

 

Lopes, 42, of Toronto leaves behind three children and his wife and is being remembered as a kind and compassionate man.

Police report just before 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 both Toronto and York Regional police responded to a call for a shooting in the Steeles Avenue West and Alness Street area. When police arrived on scene they located a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

It is being alleged that the suspect in this case was in a stolen black pick-up truck and was travelling eastbound on Steeles when the truck he was in crashed into a white construction vehicle. When the suspect attempted to flee the scene, several workers intervened. 

Jonathon Kozuch, 37, has been charged with second degree murder.

A gofundme page has been set up to help the Lopes family. More details can be found here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-tania-and-the-kids-while-off-work?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

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