Ernie Duggan charged with first degree murder in the death of a 58 year old woman in Bayhead

Colchester District RCMP were called to a home on Clarks Road in Bayhead on September 17th shortly before midnight on report of a deceased female.

A male suspect was located by RCMP shortly after the discovery of the deceased female. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. Police followed the man to the area of Lockerbie Memorial Cemetery on Highway 6, Tatamagouche where gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was wounded.

Ernie “Junior” Ross Duggan was sent to hospital for treatment where he remains in custody. Duggan has been charged with first degree murder of the 58 year old woman and attempted murder for firing at police.

Halifax police investigating a sudden death in Clayton Park

Halifax police were called to 36 Montgomery Crescent in Clayton Park on September 17th at 1:38am on report of an injured man.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 20 year old man in serious condition. The man was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 27 year old man and a 24 year old woman were taken in for questioning but have since been released.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 902-490-5020.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

52 year old man charged in the death of a Lethbridge woman

Lethbridge police on patrol observed and intervened in an assault in progress along the 400 block of 6 Avenue South on September 16th at approximately 3:30pm.

Paramedics were called to assist the injured 48 year old woman. The victim was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

A 52 year old man was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder.

Police are not releasing the names of the victim or the accused at this time.

Montreal police search for an important witness in the city’s 17th homicide of the year

Montreal police have said in a press release that a 26 year old man was stabbed to death in an apartment on rue Mullins in the borough of Le Sud-Ouest on September 18th at approximately 2am.

Police said the man died of a stab wound but the motive is still unknown.

Investigators are reaching out to the public in hopes of identifying an important witness.

Anyone with information about the wanted witness can do so by calling 911, their local police department or anonymously and confidentially with Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133

The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.

 

Toronto real estate broker Simon Giannini fatally shot on upscale Toronto restaurant Michael’s

Toronto police were called to Michael’s on Simcoe at approximately 8:53 pm September 16th on report of a shooting.

Police reported that Simon Giannini, 54 of Toronto was approached by a man in the restaurant and shot. Giannini was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect fled the scene in a light coloured SUV, last seen westbound on Pearl Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The Toronto 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto shooting takes the life of a 54 year old man In the city’s s 40th homicide

Toronto police responded to report of a shooting in the area of Gerrard and River St at approximately 1:20am on September 16th.

Police arrived at the scene to find a 54 year old man dead and another man injured. The injured man was rushed to hospital where he is expected to survive.

No other information has been made available at this time. More to come.

Update September 17th
Police have identified the victim as Everone Paul Mitchell, 54, of Toronto.

Toronto Homicide Victim List 2017

John Buchanan charged with murder in Nanaimo fatal assault

Police and Paramedics were called to a building at 275 Nicol Street on September 11th on report of an injured man. Richard Sitar 42, had been seriously assaulted and later died of his injuries.

Police said John Buchanan 46, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

No other information will be released to the public as this matter is now before the courts.

Josiah Kaelin Sparks found dead in Lake Loon home

RCMP said 22 year old Josiah Kaelin Sparks was found dead in a home on Cherry Brook Rd in Lake Loon on September 15th at approximately 8pm.

Police have not released any information surrounding the death, only saying that it has been ruled a homicide.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sparks between Monday, September 11 and Thursday, September 14 to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020

Anthony Soares gunned down in an apartment lobby in Toronto

Toronto police were called to an apartment in the Kennedy Road and Glamorgan Avenue area on report of a shooting on September 14th at approximately 2:54am.

Police and paramedics found 33 year old Anthony Soares suffering from life threatening injuries. Soares was rushed to hospital where he died a short time after arrival.

It is alleged that Soares walked into the building and was approached by two suspects who shot him at close range.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux at 416-808-7400 ext. 7-7387

Anthony Soares is the 39th homicide this year.
The Toronto 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Bert Isaac Wood, has been identified as Thunder Bay’s latest Homicide victim

Thunder Bay police received a call to check on the welfare of a man on September 10th at approximately 11:26am at a home in the area of Syndicate Avenue North.

Police arrived to find one man dead and two other people who had been  assaulted.

The deceased has been identified as Bert Isaac Wood, 24. Police said the cause of death will not be released as the matter is now before the courts.

Update September 15th – Accused identity released.
Nazareth Alexander Nelson, 35, was arrested the evening of September 10 and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and attempted murder.