Hamilton Ontario surpasses 2015 homicide total and it’s only April

In 2015 Hamilton Ontario only saw 6 homicides, as of April 18th 2016 the number of Hamilton homicides is at 8.

Tammy Le – January 23th

Richard Crowder  – January 24th

Jonathon Styres – February 4th

Neil Harris – Feb 18th

Joseph Colson – March 25th

Aerlaena Smith – April 16th

Michael Milroy- April 16th

James Milroy- April 16th * James Milroy murdered his Girlfriend and Brother before turning the gun on himself. *

Jenna Gazolla – April 18th

 

Jenna Gazzola found dead in her Hamilton Apartment

Police were called to 100 Forest Ave on April 18th after the building superintendent saw Jenna Gazzola’s dog wandering the hallway outside her unit. Police arrived to find Jenna Gazzola 34, dead in her unit.

Police said there were signs of forced entry and a struggle.

Jenna Gazzola was a teacher,  and daughter of Guelph police officer Marino Gazzola, lived only doors away from the accused.  Shane Shakeshaft, 27, has been charged with first degree murder.

Police said that there is no connection between the Shakeshaft and Gazzola other than the fact that they were both tenants in the same building.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Ross Johnson at
905-546-3827.

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Julio Cesar Soto found dead in a fire pit

Police received a call on April 9th at around 10 a.m about a fire in Northwood Park in Toronto.

Officers arrived to find a body of a man in the fire pit. Investigators are focusing on trying to identify the man.

Police believe the homicide was targeted and the body was burned to conceal his identity.

**UPDATE**

Toronto police have identified the man found dead in a North York fire pit through DNA testing as Julio Cesar Soto 29.

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

March 2016 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada March Murder Count: 40
Males: 28
Females: 12
Age of Youngest Victim: 14
Age of Oldest Victim: 65

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 13
AB 10
BC 5
QC 4
NS 3
SK 3
NT 1
MB 1
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NL 0
NB 0

Murders by Type
Beating 2
Shooting 14
Stabbing 6
Other 1
Unknown 17

Murders By City
Edmonton 6
Toronto 4
Surrey 2
Ottawa 2
Halifax 2
Calgary 2
Yellowknife 1
Winnipeg 1
Vancouver 1
Thunder Bay 1
Terrebonne 1
Sayward 1
Saskatoon 2
Sarnia 1
Saguenay 1
Regina 1
Red Deer 1
Peterborough 1
Montreal 1
Mississauga 1
Mission 1
Lindsay 1
Laval 1
Kitchener 1
Hamilton 1
Edson 1
Dartmouth 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:
Abdullahi, Amin Mohammed, 30, Edmonton AB
Amy, Pierre Isnard, 36, Montreal QC
Aubertin, Andre, 56, Regina SK
Bird, Frederick, 45, Winnipeg MB
Bois, Perry Robert, 38, Thunder Bay ON
Brown, John Dillon, 30, Sayward BC
Cameron, Joseph Douglas, 20, Dartmouth NS
Campbell, Eleanor, 65, Toronto ON
Carrington, Ceyon, 29, Toronto ON
Clothier, Blaine Gordon, 25, Halifax NS
Colson, Joseph, 43, Hamilton ON
Cramer, Dawson Wegner, 23, Red Deer AB
Doe, Jane, 43, Edmonton AB
Doe, Jane, 61, Surrey BC
Doe, John, Edmonton, AB
Doe, John, Surrey, BC
Doe, John, Toronto, ON
Doe, John, Vancouver, BC
Doe, John, Yellowknife, NT
Doe, Jane, Saskatoon, SK
Fortin, Sandra, 52, Saguenay QC
Giordano, Lorenzo, 52, Laval QC
Hassan, Nooredin, 20, Ottawa ON
Haye, Josiah, 20, Toronto ON
Heppner, Vikki, 28, Mission BC
Herbert Johnston, Desiere Maye, 14, Edson AB
Johnston, Kristen, 32, Halifax NS
Keror, Emmanuel, 22, Calgary AB
Khalfan, Boutrus Osman, 25, Calgary AB
Lamadani, Hamza, 19, Mississauga ON
Larose, Yannick, 42, Terrebonne QC
MacDonald, Bruce, 50, Edmonton AB
McCabe, Ronald, 56, Kitchener ON
Pike, Jonathan, 26, Sarnia ON
Platt, Jennifer, 62, Lindsay ON
Qureshi, Irfan Ahmed, 37, Edmonton AB
St. Denis, Adam, 24, Saskatoon SK
Torbar, Cindy, 52, Peterborough ON
Tran, Suzanne Marie, 27, Edmonton AB
Voelzing, Christina, 24, Ottawa ON

Gail Doreen White murdered by her step son

Officers responded to a report of a death at a residence in Roslin ON, on April 16th. Police found the deceased body Gail Doreen White, 56.

John Masson White 38, Gail’s stepson was arrest at the scene. John White has been charged with first degree murder.

Police said the investigation in ongoing and the cause of death will be determined by autopsy.

Anyone with information about the death of Gail White is asked to contact the Napanee OPP at1-888-310-1122.

Drive by shooting leaves Abdullah Farah, 20, dead

Police received calls about the sound of gunshots around 1:30 a.m on April 17th coming from a moving vehicle.  When police arrived they found the victim, 20 year old Abdullah Farah, without vital signs between two cars in front of 1530  Danforth Ave.

Farah was rushed to Hospital where he later died of his injuries.

1530 Danforth Ave is the home Cloud 9 cafe, a cafe that has had it’s share of violence in the past.

2013, a Markham firefighter died after he was stabbed repeatedly in the face. The cafe was under the name of Rotana Café at that time.

2015, Abdiweli Mohamed Yusuf was gunned down in the doorway of the Rotana Café.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward with any information related to the shooting.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Update – Former Halifax Rainmen player Tyler Richards found dead in his home

Police were called to a home in the 6900 block of Cook Avenue in Halifax on April 17th just after 8pm. On arrival police found  Tyler Richards, a former member of the Halifax Rainmen dead.

Police have not stated how Richards died, however there are speculations that he was shot.

Police would like anyone with information about Richards or the killing to call them at 902-490-5016 or make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

Update December 11th 2017
Tyrell Peter Dechamp, 27, has been charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Tyler Richards and Naricho Clayton in Halifax. Richards and Clayton were gunned down 2 days apart.

Aerlaena Smith, Michael Milroy and James Milroy dead in Stoney Creek shooting

Hamilton police responded to a report of a shooting at 33 Valrose Dr. in Stoney Creek on Saturday April 16th. Police arrived to find three  dead and one injured at the residence.

The victims have been identified as Aerlaena Smith 19,  Michael Milroy 32 and James Milroy 37. The mother of the tow Milroy men, a 69 year old woman was also transported to hospital where she remains in critical condition.

Still unclear of who did the shooting, however Hamilton Police say the investigation is ongoing and they are not seeking any suspects.

**UPDATE**

Police have said that James Milroy shot his girlfriend Aerlaena Smith and brother Michael Milroy before turning the gun on himself. The gun was registered to James Milroy.

**UPDATE**

April 27: Sang Ju (Gina) Milroy died on April 27th after spending nearly 2 weeks in hospital in critical condition after being shot by her son James Milroy 37.

Kelly Thompson dies of blunt force trauma to the head

Edmonton Police were called to 115 Ave. and 137 Street at around 10 pm on April 14th on reports of a man being beaten with baseball bats.

Police found Kelly Thompson 34,  lying on the ground suffering from serious injuries. Thompson was rushed to hospital where he died on April 16th of blunt force trauma to the head.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567