Toronto Police Tell Third Suspect in UB Student’s Murder to Turn Himself In

0
Share the News


Courtesy Toronto Police Department
Det. Rob North, Courtesy Toronto Police Department

Toronto cops have identified a third suspect in the unprovoked fatal beating of a University of Baltimore student in Toronto earlier this month.

Julian Jones, 26, was kicked and punched to death by a group of men outside the Blnd Tiger nightclub in Toronto in the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 5. He was up there for a bachelor party weekend, but was separated from his friends in the Little Italy neighborhood when he was approached by a group of men looking to fight.

Jones’ family and friends, as well as the entire University of Baltimore campus, have mourned his passing this month. Jones transferred over to the school from Anne Arundel Community College and was set to graduate in the spring. University spokesman Chris Hart said Jones’s death is a “profound loss for our campus.”

Courtesy Toronto Police
Julian Jones, Courtesy Toronto Police

Last week, police announced they had captured two of the suspects in his killing: Kenneth Omorogby, 25, and Kamani Folkes, 24, have both been charged with second-degree murder. Today, Det. Rob North of the Toronto Police Department’s Homicide Squad revealed that police have identified a third suspect named Andrew Robert O’Brien. They identified him with help from the community and through surveillance cameras from the area around where Jones was killed.

North said O’Brien, who is 28 and is also facing a second-degree murder charge, is known to police around the Toronto area. In his announcement, North directly addressed the suspect. “If you are watching this, I urge you to contact a lawyer and/or turn yourself in to the nearest police station, wherever that may be,” he said. “Rest assured, we will leave no stone unturned in locating you, arresting you and putting you before the courts.”

As with before, Toronto police are not offering any images of O’Brien or the others in order to keep from compromising their investigation. They’ve also asked the media to refrain from sharing any obtained photos.

North noted at the press conference, which can be watched here, that he and his partner will be traveling down to Baltimore to talk to Jones’ family and interview any potential witnesses.

Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan

Ethan McLeod

Senior Editor at Baltimore Fishbowl
Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan


Share the News