$50,000 reward for information on man wanted for murder in North York shooting
Toronto Police say a reward of up to $50,000 is on offer for information leading to the arrest of 30-year-old Kiarash Parzham, a Richmond Hill man wanted for first-degree murder.
The Bolo program and Toronto Crime Stoppers — along with Toronto Police Department officials — announced the reward Tuesday during a news conference. The Bolo program, which aims to track down some of Canada’s most high-profile fugitives, ranked Parzham as its fourth most wanted fugitive last October.
“We are not looking for witnesses or anyone who can testify. This case has already been prepared and is ready to go to trial,” said Det. Jeff Allington.
“We are simply looking for people who know the whereabouts of Kiarash Parzham so that he can be arrested and brought to justice.”
Toronto Police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Parzham in connection with a fatal shooting in North York last June.
Police allege Parzham shot and killed 28-year-old Toronto resident Kian Hoseyni at around 10:10 p.m. on June 15 in a parking lot outside the north exit of the Sheppard-Yonge subway station
Police say Parzham was seen leaving the scene in a silver 2014 Hyundai Tucson with Ontario license plates CVBA 460.
Allington said he believes the shooting was aimed.
“We are very fortunate that no one else was shot when this happened,” he said.
Police say Parzham may be armed and dangerous
Police describe Parzham as six feet tall and weighing 180 pounds, with brown eyes and dark hair that may currently be long.
He has multiple tattoos, investigators say, including text that reads “MOB” on his index and middle fingers; text reading “What goes around comes…” on the upper part of his left arm with two clown faces; a rose on his left elbow; and a lion on his right calf.
According to Bolo, he is also known by the names Kia Parzham or Steven Perrotta. He can speak English and Farsi and most recently lived in Richmond Hill.
However, Parzham has connections throughout the greater Toronto area and lived in the greater Vancouver area prior to 2022. Bolo says he still has ties to the region and was known to frequent the Hamilton Street entertainment district.
Run by a charity, the Bolo program launches campaigns to help law enforcement track suspected criminals. Bolo director Maxime Langlois says in the five years that the program has been operational, it has introduced about 50 people and helped with 18 arrests.
Investigators say Parzham may be armed and dangerous, and if people see him they should call Toronto Police Department or tip Crime Stoppers anonymously.
The $50,000 reward can also be claimed anonymously, but is only available until September 14th. A person with a successful tip has one year from the date of arrest to claim the reward, Bolo says.