Oshawa police were called to an apartment building on Quebec Street at around 1:30pm on February 8th on report of gunshots. Police arrived to find an injured man in his 20’s suffering from a gunshot wound in the hallway of the building.
The man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries. Police have not identified the victim at this time.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact our Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5326 or ext. 5402.
Update February 11
Oshawa police have identified the victim ad 18 year old Darius Thorne.
This is the third Oshawa homicide of 2017, links to the other two are listed below.
Dominik Prusinski dies of a stab wound in Oshawa
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.
Dominik Prusinski 21, walked into an Oshawa police station on January 8th at around 6:30 pm after he was stabbed at a near by building on William street west.
Prusinski was sent to hospital where he died of his injuries on January 9th.
Police haven’t named any suspects at this time.
Tehganni Lewis 19 was transported to hospital on January 23 after an assault at a rooming house in Oshawa where he had been staying.
He was transported to a Toronto trauma centre, and was in critical condition until he died on January 30th, 7 days after being brutally beaten.
Joseph Scott Young, 53, was arrested on a GO bus from Hamilton to Toronto on February 18th.