Christopher Andrew Van Camp Murdered at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary

RCMP were called to  the Saskatchewan Penitentiary on June 7th after an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell, and could not be revived by EMS.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Van Camp, 37. Van Camp was serving a five year 5 month sentence on a armed robbery charge.

Tyler Vandewater 28 has been charged with the second degree murder in the death of Christopher Van Camp. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Shooting victim Soumik Asgar, is Toronto’s 21st homicide

Toronto police were called to Blue Haven Crescent Sunday June 11th at 2:27am on report of a shooting.

Emergency crews arrived and found to man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with obvious injuries, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Soumik Asgar 20, of Toronto.

Police believe there was a passenger with the victim at the time of the shooting, who fled prior to police arriving.

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

The Toronto 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Fatal Hit and Run has been classified as Toronto’s 20th homicide

Toronto police responded to a call for a hit and run that left two people injured at Eglinton Avenue West, west of Black Creek Drive on June 7th at at 4:53am.

Police said it is alleged that 37 year old Dario Humberto Romero was struck by a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep was northbound on Black Creek Drive and made a left turn into the eastbound lanes of Eglinton Avenue West.

Romero died at the scene. A 59 year old woman was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The driver of the jeep has been identified as Anthony James Kiss, 31. Kiss has been charged with manslaughter, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, Over 80mgs operation of a motor vehicle causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

The Toronto 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Charge laid in the suspicious death of Chelsie Probert deemed a homicide

Halifax police responded to report of a female in medical distress, on a path near Albro Lake Road, on June 6th at around 10pm.  Police found 18 year old Chelsie Prober in serious condition.

Prober was taken to hospital where she later died. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

A team of volunteers are helping Halifax Regional Police search for evidence.

Police ask that anyone with information about the homicide call them at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Halifax police have announced that a youth male who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Chelsie Prober.

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Two men charged after injured man dropped off at hospital dies

Ontario Provincial Police said a white Honda Odyssey minivan with Quebec licence plates dropped off an injured man at an Alexandria hospital on June 5th at around 7:30pm.

The 29 year old Khanh Nguyen of Ottawa died of his injuries at the Hospital. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Tri Minh Hoang 61, of Montreal has been charged with second degree murder. Anh Quang Nguyen 29, of Ottawa has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.

The Canadian Homicide Statistics for the first four months of 2017  is available here.

Nigerian nursing student Nicolas Nwonye dies after random Calgary stabbing

Calgary police were called to the platform of the CTrain station at approximately 6:45pm June 2, 2017, on reports of a stabbing.

Police found the victim, Nicholas Nwonye 46, suffering from life threatening injuries. Nwonye was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Keeton Michel Gagnon, 39, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of second degree murder. Police said Gagnon was arrested immediately after the incident.

Nicholas Nwonye was a Nigerian engineer, and a married father of three who came to Canada from Nigeria just 18 months ago in search of a better life. Nwonye was working three jobs and attending Nursing classes at Bow Valley College.

The death of Nicholas Nwonye is Calgary’s 10th homicide this year. The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

 

*A classmate of Nicholas Nwonye has set up a Go Fund Me to help his young family get through this difficult time. 

Little information made public in the Orillia homicide of Joseph Simonds

Police were called to a home on Franklin Street, on June 4th, at around 4am, on reports of a shooting.

Police arrived at the scene to find 34 year old Joseph Simonds  in serious condition. Simonds was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122

The Canadian Homicide Statistics for the first four months of 2017  is available here.

Rinato Toy dies after shooting on a Calgary basketball court

Calgary police were called to a basketball court in the area of 4800 block of 14 Avenue S.E on June 3rd at around 9pm on report of a shooting.

Investigators said 2 masked men opened fire at the basketball court, injuring 3 men. Two of the men were taken to hospital  with non life threatening injuries. The third man Rinato Toy 22, died of his injuries.

Police believe the shooting was target. Toy was known to police, in 2016 Toy was charged with manslaughter in the 2015 death of Zakariah Abdow.

The death on Rinato Toy is Calgary’s 9th homicide this year. The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.