Toronto Seniors housing complex fire deemed arson

Toronto police said the fire that killed four people at a seniors housing complex in 2016 was arson.

The fire started in a chair on the fifth floor hallway of the building on February 5th 2016. After almost a year investigation fire marshals concluded the chair was deliberately set on fire.

The 4 victims were found dead by fire fighters on the 5th floor.

The names of the victim’s will not be release. Police have no information on a possible suspect.

The 2016 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Karanpartap Waraich killed in targeted shooting

Surrey Police were called to the 12900 block of 96th Avenue on January 23rd at around 9:15pm after several reports of gunshots.

Police arrived to find Karanpartap Waraich 22, suffering from gunshot wounds, in vehicle that had crashed into a sign at a McDonald’s restaurant. Waraich was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe the shooting was targeted and ask that anyone with information call IHIT Information Line at 1‐877‐551‐IHIT (4448)

Dion James Bear, Calgary’s first homicide victim of 2017

Police and paramedics responded to a call of assistance,, a possible break & enter, at a home in the 100 block of Douglasbank Way S.E. at around 8 p.m. on January 16th.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene to find three injured people. Two of the three had non life threatening injuries, the third was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Dion James Bear 39 was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said Bear did not live at the home where the shooting occurred.

Police have not laid any charges at this time.

Update: Three men arrested in relation to the double homicide in Prince George BC

Prince George police responded to a report of shots fired at around 2:40am, January 25th on Foothills Boulevard near the intersection of North Nechako Road.

Police found the vehicle with three adult men inside. Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene, the third man was rushed to hospital with what is believed to be a non life threatening injury.

the victims names have not been released at this time.

Police believe the homicide to be targeted and ask that anyone with information contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477

Update January 27th

Aaron Ryan Moore 27, and Joshua Steven West 33,have been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder. A third suspect has also been arrested, however police have not released his name or extent of the charges.

Update: Cotie Weekley found dead by her 8 year old daughter

Police were called to an Oshawa home at 5270 Simcoe Street N, on January 23 at around 11:20am after report of a dead body. The neighbor said the victim’s 8 year old daughter knocked on his backdoor and asked him to call 911 because her mother was dead and a man was threatening to kill himself.

Police arrived at the scene and found the body of 31 year old Cotie Weekley in the backyard. Weekley was pronounced dead at the scene. A 31 year old man was also found at the scene with serious injuries. Police said the man was known to Weekley and he remains in hospital.

The cause of death has not been determined, and no charges have been laid at this time. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

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

The death of Cotie Weekley is the second Oshawa homicide of 2017.

Update February 5th

Wesley Guzylak, 31, has been charged with the death of Weekley. Police said Guzylak was the man found at the scene, and that Guzylak and Weekley were in a relationship.

Update two charged in the homicide Rodney Perry in the Elmwood Motel Parking lot

Moncton Police were called to the motel on Elmwood Drive at about 2:30 pm on January 24th on report of an altercation in the parking lot.

Sgt. Mario Fortin said when police arrived the fight was over, however they found a vehicle near by that had crashed into a telephone pole. Inside the vehicle officers found a man suffering from a severe stab wound.

The man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

The victims was later identified as Rodney Perry 47.

Update January 27th

Jesse James Perry-Belliveau 25, of Moncton and Kimberly Cormier 45, of Moncton have both been charged with second degree murder in the death of Rodney Perry 47.

 

Toronto Homicide Victim List 2017

Murders in 2017 So Far:   32 (73 in 2016)

Click here for the Toronto 2016 Homicide Victim’s List

January
1 – Anthony Earl Smith
2 – Dylan Gill
3 – Victor Ogundipe
4 – Anastasios Leventis
5 – Ali Rizeig

February
6 – Dameion McFarland
7 – Tyrone Tomlinson
8 – Mohamed El Hatimy
9 – Haozhi Wang
10 – Michelle Riley
11 – Shoaib Asakzai, 15

March
12 – Dylan Greenaway
13 – Mohamed Abdulkadir Ali
14 – Antonio Sergi

April
15 –Samatar Farah
16 – Martin R.W. Hauck
17 – Catherine McNamee
18 – Leonard Pinnock

May
19 – Abdiqani Abshir

June
20 – Dario Humberto Romero
21 – Soumik Asgar
22 – Louis Desjardins

July
23 – Lemard Champagnie
24 –  Rinaldo Cole
25 – Dwayne Campbell
26 – Demal Graham
27 – Said Ali
28 – Simon Cico
29 –John Doe

August
30 – Adrian Milligan
31 –
32 – Vilgil Jack

Update: Dylan Gill, Toronto’s second homicide of 2017

Police said Dylan Gill 24, was shot in the head while in a vehicle as a passenger at around 1am on January 23rd.  Police said Gill was with two others in the vehicle when shots were fired in the Islington and Milady road.

Gill was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The other two people in the vehicle were left unharmed.

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

Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Update May 5th
Toronto police have released images of two suspects in the homicide of Dylan Gil.

Photo made available by Toronto Police
Photo made available by Toronto Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

Update: Calgary man dies of a gunshot wound to the head

Police are investigating after a 20 year old man was dropped off at the downtown Calgary medical centre, at around 9pm on January 23 suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Doctors found the man outside in life threatening condition and transferred him to Foothills Hospital for treatment.

The victim died in hospital this morning of his injury.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234

Update January 25th

Police have identified the victim as Itgel Baatarsuren, 22. Baatarsuren was left at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre by a person driving a white Pontiac G5.

 

Update: Police investigate Edmonton’s 5th homicide of 2017

Edmonton police responded to reports of gunshots at around 6:45am on January 21 at an apartment building on 84 Street and 110 Avenue.

Police found a trail of blood leading from an empty parking spot in the rear of the building, up to the front. Police found the victim, a 28 year old man suffering from serious injuries. EMS treated the man at the scene and rushed him to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Update: January 24th

The victim has been identified as Ian Janvier, 28. Police said the autopsy was performed on January 23rd and determined that Janvier died as a result of gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at Tip Submit

The 2017 Edmonton Homicide victim list can be found here.