Tag Archives: Halifax

Daverico Downey 20 gunned down in North Preston

Halifax Police were called to the scene on April 23, at about 2am on reports of gunshots.  Police found Daverico Downey 20, dead at the scene.

Police said Downey had been shot but they couldn’t confirm if there was a connection between his death and the deaths of Naricho Clayton and Tyler Richards who also died this week.

Anyone with information can call police at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers anonymously by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

September 29th

Nova Scotia RCMP arrested a 33  year old woman and a 22 year old man at different addresses on September 29th.  Charges have not been established at this time.

Update – Naricho Clayton, 23 shot dead in Halifax

Halifax Police were called to the  2000 block of Gottingen Street at 11pm on April 19th on reports of gunfire.

On arrival police found two men in a vehicle. One man identified as Naricho Clayton, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was rushed to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police have not named any suspects at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident to call 902-490-5016 or to send anonymous tips via 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.

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.

Yoga instructor Kristin Johnson murdered in her home

A popular Yoga instructor Kristin Johnson 32, was found dead in her home after Police responded to a call at around 7:45am on March 26 in Purcells Cove. Two men were at the scene of the two bedroom home, both of which lived with Johnson.

Two men were originally arrested, but police let one man go as his involvement was ruled out.

The second man arrested was transported to hospital as he required medical attention for injuries that were said to be serious but not life threatening.

Cause of death has not been released at this time.

Johnson owned 42 Degrees Fitness and Wellness on Grafton Street, in Halifax, NS

**UPDATE**

On April 11th Nicholas Butcher 33, was re-arrested after being discharged from hospital, where he was recovering from injuries sustained at the crime scene.  Police have charged Butcher with second degree murder.

Police have not disclosed the relationship between Johnson and Butcher.

Taylor Samson murder investigation continues

William Michael Sandeson has been charged with first-degree murder in Taylor Samson’s death.

Samson was lat seen on August 15 and hasn’t been heard from since. Police are continuing search efforts in hopes of finding Samson’s body. They also believe the alleged murder was not a random act as the accused and victim were known to each other.