20 year old Taylor Morrow-Flint was shot dead while in a home with friends on Ritchie Street in the city’s west end on February 24th.
There are no suspects at this time and no one else was injured in the shooting. Police believe that the shooting was targeted.
Taylor Morrow-Flint’d murder is the 4th for Ottawa this year as well as the second homicide this week, the other homicide being Mohamed Ali Hassan.
Mohamed Ali Hassan 19 was stabbed in Lawson park at around 9:30 pm on February 22. Police said Hassan was transported to hospital and died shortly after. Hassan had been stabbed about 18 times, police say.
Michael Leblanc 26, has been charged with second degree murder.
Hassan is Ottawa’s third homicide of 2016.
Hamilton had its fourth homicide of 2016, as a man was shot around 4:30 pm yesterday February 18th, outside a barbershop on Upper Wellington between Queensdale and Brucedale in Ward 7. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful. Hamilton Police have reported that the man was in his 40’s, but have not released his name pending notification of his next of kin.
With regards to suspects, the police release states: “4 black males were observed running away in various directions following the reports of the shooting taking place.”
Hamilton police have identified the victim as Neil Harris 40, of Hamilton.
UPDATE: Erick Reid 25, and Odain Gardner 23 are facing first degree murder charges in the death of Neil Harris.
Not much information has been offered in London’s first homicide of 2016. Police were called to check on the welfare of occupants at an apartment on Grand Ave at around 5:30 pm on February 12th. Police found a woman dead in the apartment.
Hours later a man was found dead in a nearby auto garage. Police said the murder suicide was domestic related.
The names are not being released because the family has requested privacy. However neighbours were worried after the garage owner Mahmoud (Michele) Abdulrahim didn’t show up Saturday, could not be found.
Around noon February 14th, officers with the OPP detachment in Napanee were called to a home in Odessa. On arrival police found Nicole Guimond 28 dead, and Travis Sayyeau, 24 suffering from serious injuries. Sayyeau was transported to hospital where he later died.
Autopsies would be performed on February 16th to determine the cause of death.
More to come…
On Thursday February 11th at about 7:30 a.m, officers responded to reports of a shooting, at Bernard Cameron’s mansion on Strathburn Street in Almonte. On arrival police found the body of the Mississippi Mills councillor Bernard Cameron 65, and his daughter, Sarah Cameron 28, who had also been shot but was rushed to hospital with with serious injuries and is expected to survive.
It was said that Porteous and Sarah were arguing, Bernard became involved, Porteous shot Bernard dead, shot Sarah and then turned the gun on himself.
Sarah Cameron’s ex partner and the father of their two children, Travis Porteous 33, was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Protease was also transported to hospital where he later died.
Police were called to Gucci’s Bar and Grill in North York, on February 9th at around 2am. Police found two men at the scene, both suffering from stab wounds. Both men were rushed to hospital where 20 year old Kiowa Wind McComb died shortly after. The other man is expected to survive.
Andre Appleton, 35, of Toronto, is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.
OPP are investigating a suspicious death in South Dundas that happened on February 7th.
Police found Edward Robert Allen 67 dead in his home after receiving a call at around 10:40pm.
Little has been said regarding the death, an autopsy was scheduled for February 8th.
More to come…
Robert Veltheer’s body was found at a home on Harding Boulevard in Richmond Hill, at around 9pm on February 7th. York Regional Police said 77 year old Veltheer was found with “obvious signs of trauma” on his body.
A woman who lived in the home with Veltheer and his son, was the one who called 911. Police have not said how the woman is related, or who the home belonged to.
It was revealed shortly after that Veltheer was stabbed. Police found the weapon at the scene, but aren’t disclosing what it was at this time.
Jacob Veltheer, 30, the son of Robert, was spotted by police walking on Highway 48 on February 8th around 1:30 pm, he was arrested and charged with first degree murder.
Emergency crews were called to the parking lot of Dave & Busters in Vaughan, at around 3am on February 7th, where they found two men, both 22 suffering from stab wounds.
22 year old Gianluca Cellucci, from Richmond Hill was pronounced dead at the scene, the other man, a 22 year old from Aurora was rushed to hospital but is expected to survive.
Nick Bagherzadeh, 20, of Richmond Hill, was arrested and will be charged with second degree murder and attempted murder.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).