42-year-old man who was injured in a Saskatoon shooting dies in hospital

Saskatoon Police responded to report of a shooting at approximately 2:20 pm on February 24th, in the area of the 600 block of 33rd Street West.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 42-year-old male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to  Royal University Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Saskatoon Major Crime Section has taken over the investigation.

The 2020 Saskatoon Homicide Victim List is available here

Joshua Edward Britton, charged with manslaughter in Roblin MB death

Roblin RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive male on February 22nd at approximately 5:10am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 35-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. The victim was taken to hospital where he later died. Police have not released the victim’s identity or cause of death.

Joshua Edward Britton, a 26-year-old male from Roblin, was arrested and has been charged with Manslaughter.

The 2020 Manitoba Homicide Victim List is available here.

The sudden death of Elias Bastarache being investigated as a homicide in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent.

Richibucto RCMP were called to a home on Route 515 on a report of sudden death on February 21st.

Police arrived to find 67-year-old Elias Bastarache, of Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, deceased. The cause of death has not been released.

RCMP said the investigation has led police to believe that Elias Bastarache was in the Sainte-Marie-De-Kent and Bouctouche areas on February 20, and would have been driving a yellow 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe.

Anyone who may have seen Elias Bastarache or his vehicle on either February 20th or the  21st, and anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).

The 202 New Brunswick Homicide Victim List is available here.

January 2020 Homicide Statistics

Canada January Murder Count: 52
Males: 43
Females: 9

Age of Youngest Victim: 3 months
Age of Oldest Victim: 62

The January 2019 List is available here.

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 15
BC 8
AB 8
SK 7
MB 7
QC 6
NB 1
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NS 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 7
Shooting 12
Stabbing 7
Other 0
Unknown 26

Murders By City
Toronto 8
Winnipeg 4
Regina 4
Vancouver 3
Calgary 3
Thunder Bay 2
Burnaby 2
Wetaskiwin 1
Thompson 1
Surrey 1
Stettler 1
Star Blanket First Nation 1
St. Catherines 1
Redwater 1
Quebec City 1
Pukatawagan 1
Pekakumew Lake 1
Ottawa 1
Moncton 1
Medicine Hat 1
Mascouche 1
Maple Ridge 1
Laval 1
Langford 1
Lachute 1
Kitchener 1
Hamilton 1
Gatineau 1
Frenchman Butte 1
Edmonton 1
Brandon 1
Brampton 1
Blainville 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Ahmed, Yassin Abdu, 20, Winnipeg MB 
Akol, Manyok, 18, Ottawa ON 
Allary, Isiah Trent, 24, Regina SK 
Baran, Huran, 40, Edmonton AB 
Benchouk, Ryan, 15, Laval QC 
Bitternose, Keesha Cree, 29, Regina SK 
Boyer, Tristan, 18, Lachute QC 
Cantin, Jaël, 33, Mascouche QC 
Colley, Jalen, 21, Toronto ON 
Cristobal-Esteban, Jesus, 62, Vancouver BC 
Desouza, Paul Anthony, 25, Toronto ON 
Doe, Jane, 55, Gatineau QC 
Doe, John, Calgary, AB 
Doe, John, Langford, BC 
Doe, John, Maple Ridge, BC 
Doe, John, Redwater, AB 
Doe, John, St. Catherines, ON 
Doe, John, Winnipeg, MB 
Doe, John, 11, Thunder Bay ON 
Doe, John, 17, Star Blanket First Nation SK 
Doe, John, 23, Pukatawagan MB 
Doe, John, 27, Medicine Hat AB 
Doe, John, 30, Calgary AB 
Doe, John, 30, Thompson MB 
Doe, John, 34, Wetaskiwin AB 
Doe, John, 42, Moncton NB 
Doe, John, 46, Hamilton ON 
Doe, John, 48, Kitchener ON 
Dumas, Greg Joseph Jr, 33, Winnipeg MB 
El Halabi, Mazen Adel El, 51, Blainville QC
 Flynn, Mathieu, 31, Vancouver BC 
Goodeagle, Karson, Calgary, AB 
Gross, Reagan Danielle, 49, Winnipeg MB 
Hyer, Tonya, 45, Vancouver BC 
Johnson, Barrie, Stettler, AB 
Johnson, Julian, 28, Burnaby BC 
Kakewash, Eugene, 49, Brandon MB 
Kelly, Stephon, 28, Toronto ON 
Khosrawi, Safiullah, 15, Toronto ON 
Kudzianiuk, Maryna , 49, Toronto ON 
Levesque, Marylene, 22, Quebec City QC 
Majok, Majok Agwait, 23, Regina SK 
Matthews, Giulia, 53, Toronto ON 
Morrissey, Joseph Vincent, 51, Burnaby BC 
Netmaker, Richard, 36, Pekakumew Lake SK 
Noseworthy, Tyronne, 19, Toronto ON 
Patel, Heeral, 28, Brampton ON 
Robinson, Austin, 18, Thunder Bay ON 
Ruberry, Rodney Troy, 49, Regina SK 
Sparvier, Braeden Alfred James, 26, Frenchman Butte SK 
Wells, Jason, 39, Surrey BC Yakot, Ahmed, 21, Toronto ON

Second suspect in Brantford homicide arrested in Northern Ontario

Brantford Police Service responded to a report regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at the Galaxy motel on Colborne Street East, on February 8th at approximately 5:30am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find three male victims who were suffering from gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital where 42-year-old Jason David Kossatz from Brantford succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.

Police arrested Shajjad Hossain Idrish, a 22 year old male from Hamilton, in London Ontario on February 14th. Idrish is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code.

On February 20th Roger Earl VanEvery, a 35 year old male from Brantford, was arrested in Northern Ontario at approximately 2am. VanEvery is charged with First Degree Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.


Toronto Homicide #11 – Hang-Kam Annie Chiu, attacked by a man armed with a hammer, dies in hospital.

Toronto police received several reports for a possible medical complaint at Sheppard Avenue East near Markham Road, on February 21st just after 7:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Hang-Kam Annie Chiu, age 64, of Scarborough, suffering from serious injuries. It is reported that Chiu was walking eastbound along Sheppard Avenue East when she was struck in the back of the head by a man armed with a hammer. (Police originally said Chiu was found lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound.) The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Saad Akhtar, age 30, of Scarborough, turned himself in and has been charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

2 men charged in the Omemee homicide of 18-year-old Alexander Tobin

OPP were called to an apartment building on King Street East on February 18th at approximately 1:00pm on the report of a man with a gunshot wound.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Alexander Tobin, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound. Tobin was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police arrested Aaron Simmonds, 23 and Zachary Simmonds, 18, both of Bethany and charged both with second-degree murder.

17-year-old Isaiah Brunton dies in hospital as the result of a Saskatoon shooting

Saskatoon police responded to a shooting in the Mount Royal neighbourhood on February 15th.

The victim, Isaiah Brunton was found suffering from a gunshot wound. The teen was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on February 17th.

Anyone that may have information on this incident to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300, and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Edmonton Homicide team investigating a death on Stony Plain Road

An Edmonton police officer was travelling along Stony Plain Road at 152 Street, when he located an injured male on the road on February 18th at approx 11:00pm.

Paramedics treated and transported the male to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Homicide Section detectives have since taken over the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 780-423-4567 .

The Edmonton 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Montreal police investigating the shooting death of a man Cote-Vertu metro station

Montreal police responded to report of a shooting in the area of Décarie Blvd. and MacDonald St., a few steps from Cote-Vertu metro station on February 15th at approximately 9:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 40-year-old man with an upper-body gunshot wound. Despite life-saving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Selwin Chin, 40, was arrested on February 17th and is facing a charge of First-degree murder.