Second degree murder charge dropped in Edmonton hit and run.

Police said an 18 year old man was allegedly struck by a Ford F150 truck after an altercation in Edmonton’s West end on May 22nd.

Jade Belcourt died in hospital of his injuries. The Medical examiner determined the cause of death to blunt craniocervical spine trauma, and the manner of death has been deemed a homicide.

Justin Handbury, 31, turned himself into police on May 24th.

Handbury’s charges are as follows:
second degree murder, attempt to commit murder, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, failing to stop at the scene of an accident (x2) and breach of recognizance (x3).

Update May 28th
Edmonton police have said that new information has led investigators to withdraw the charges against Handbury including second-degree murder. Police are not releasing any other details at this time.

The 2017 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Jarso Boku Ano dies from stab wound in Winnipeg

Emergency crews responded to report of an injured man at the block of 300 block of Kennedy Street on May 23 at approximately 3:15 pm.

22 year old Jarso Boku Ano was found outside of an apartment,  suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. Ano was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)

The 2017 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Man dies after Downtown Montreal stabbing

Montreal police were called to Sainte-Catherine and Mackay at 11:40 pm on May 23, on report of a stabbing.

Police found a 23 year old man suffering from stab wounds to the upper body at corner of Crescent and Sainte-Catherine streets.

The man was transported to hospital where he died later that night.

3 men were taken into police custody, however no word on charges.

The death of the 23 year old man is the 9th Montreal homicide this year. The 2017 Montreal Homicide Victims list is available here.

Janice Nicole Bryant dies in East Vancouver shooting

Vancouver police received reports of shots fired near East 7th Avenue and St. Catherines Street in East Vancouver on May 22nd just after 5pm.

33 year old Janice Nicole Bryant of Vancouver was found at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound. Bryant was rushed to hospital where she died a short time later.

Police believe the shooting was targeted. No arrests have been made at this time.

The Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Thunder Bay Police investigating death of a man on Marks Street

Thunder Bay Police responded to a 911 call reporting an injured male, on May 22 at approximately 4:50pm. Police arrived to the Marks Street location and found the man in serious condition.

Paramedics rushed the injured man to hospital where the victim died of his injuries.

Thunder Bay Police said the autopsy results confirmed the man died as a  result of the trauma received in an altercation just prior to being located.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Abdiqani Abshir Toronto’s 19th homicide

Torpnto Police were called to the area of Cavell Avenue/Pape Avenue on Monday May 23 at approximately 11:45 pm on report of a shooting.

Police located Abdiqani Abshir 24, suffering from a gunshot wound in the Gerrard Street East & Logan Avenue area. Abshir was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

During the investigation police also found a deceased woman at 96 Cavell Avenue. The cause of her death has yet to be determined. If police determine the death of the woman to be homicide she will be Toronto’s 20th homicide of 2017.

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

The 2017 Toronto Homicide Victim’s List is available here.

Montreal police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of Jean-Pierre Bony

On March 31, 2016, Jean-Pierre Bony 46 was allegedly shot in the head with a rubber bullet while trying to escape through a second story window during a drug raid at a building in North Montreal.

Bony was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

On May 24th 2017, Quebec’s Crown prosecutor’s office has decided to charge Officer Christian Gilbert of the Montreal Police with manslaughter.

The 2016 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Frederick John Dunn found dead in Edmonton. Police believe he had been dead for a week

Edmonton police were called to a home in the area of 135 Street and 124B Avenue on May 20th to check on the welfare of a resident. Police arrived at the home and found Frederick Dunn 67, dead.

Police said that Dunn’s body showed obvious signs of trauma. Staff Sgt Bill Clark of the Edmonton Police Service said “Our investigation leads us to believe that Mr. Dunn was killed sometime between Friday, May 12, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017,”

The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Walter James Jenkins aka JJ in relation to the death of Dunn.

Walter Jenkins – Photo made available by the EPS

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

The Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

2 people shot to death outside of a Calgary Superstore

Very little information has been released in the double homicide in the Superstore paking lot at 48th Street and 130th Avenue on May 21st at around 8pm.

Calgary police received reports of a shooting just before 8pm. Officers arrived to find two men dead. Police have not released the names of the men, and said at least one of the victim’s were known to them.

More to come…

The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.