Man wanted for manslaughter, arson after fatal fire at Toronto restaurant

A 19-year-old man is wanted for manslaughter after a fatal fire at a Toronto restaurant earlier this year, police say.

Toronto police said officers were called to the Slam Grill Restaurant and Bar on Keele Street, south of Finch Avenue West, around 3 a.m. on July 10 for reports of a fire.

When officers arrived at the scene, 18-year-old Richmond Hill resident Shahriyar Safarian was found with injuries.

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Police said his injuries were a result of the fire. Emergency crews tended to Safarian, but he was pronounced dead in hospital.

Police said the blaze was deliberately set.

In an update on Friday, police said a warrant has been issued for Arian Ghasemmanesh.

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He’s wanted for manslaughter and arson with disregard for human life.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Shahriyar Safarian is seen in an undated photo. Handout / Toronto Police Service

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