TORONTO — A man was charged with first-degree murder yesterday and accused of fatally shooting his father in the back with a crossbow in a Toronto library as shocked mothers and children watched.
Zhou Fang, 24, appeared in court to face the murder charge a day after Si Cheng, 52, was killed in the library about an hour after a nearby school let out for the day. The judge ordered that Fang be held without bail.
Toronto Police Constable Tony Vella said Cheng was pronounced dead at the scene, and Fang was arrested later Thursday in a Toronto suburb.
“The use of a crossbow is definitely a unique case in Toronto,’’ said Vella. “You hear about guns, you hear about knives being used, but you definitely don’t hear about a crossbow.’’