OPP Officer charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a man in Chatham-Kent last July

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BACKSTORY: Chatham-Kent OPP responded to a call about a gasoline theft on July 7th 2021. Officers persued the vehicle in question travelling westbound on Highway 401.

The victim’s vehicle ended up in the ditch dividing the highway. Cst. Sean O’Rourke approached the vehicle and discharged his firearm, striking the 24-year-old male victim. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Cst. Sean O’Rourke is charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of criminal negligence causing death.

O’Rourke was arrested by the SIU today and released on an undertaking with conditions. He is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 425 Grand Avenue West in Chatham on February 16, 2022.

Joseph Simpson charged with murder in relation to the disappearance of Carmelita Louise Abraham in Quesnel

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Quesnel RCMP received a report of a missing person on January 4th 2022. RCMP said Carmelita Louise Abraham, 33. was last seen when she was provided with a ride to Quesnel from Williams Lake.

RCMP announced on January 13th that 51-year-old Joseph Simpson was arrested and the B.C. Prosecution Service charged him with murder and indignity to human remains in relation to the death of Abraham.

Sanjaya Wijayakoon of the B.C. RCMP Major Crime Unit said Abraham and Simpson knew each other.

Suspicious Vernon BC death now deemed a homicide

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Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to assist BC paramedics who had responded to a report of an unconscious person in the 3300-block of 32nd Avenue in Vernon on January 5th at approximately 2:00am.

RCMP said the person was deceased prior to paramedics arrival, and initial assessment of the victim’s injuries indicated the death to be suspicious.

On January 14th RCMP announced that findings of an autopsy has confirmed the person’s death to be the result of homicide. The cause of death and identity of the victim has not been released at this time.

Anyone who was in the area between 1:30 a.m., and 2 a.m., on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, and witnessed anything suspicious or have information related to the incident, is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171.

Lawrence Robert Caines charged with the murder of Donald Caines in Collingwood

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OPP were called to a residence on Hurontario Street where they discovered a deceased male inside the home on January 14th at approximately 8:20 am. Police have not said why they were called to the home but reports have said they entered the home with the use of a battering ram.

Police said the deceased, Donald Caines, 57, was the victim of a homicide, however, the cause of death has not been released. According to the Toronto Star Moments after the police arrived, a man wearing only a T-shirt and briefs ran out from the back of the building, and was chased by an officer into the Giant Tiger parking lot.

Lawrence Caines was arrested with use of a Taser and charged with first-degree murder. Police have not released the relationship between the two men.

December 2021 Canadian Homicide List

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Canada December Murder Count: 66
Males: 50
Females: 13
Unknown: 3

Age of Youngest Victim: 2
Age of Oldest Victim: 80

Murder by Province or Territory
ON 20
QC 9
AB 8
SK 7
BC 7
MB 5
NS 4
NB 3
NL 2
NT 0
NU 0
PE 0
YT 0

Murder by City:
Toronto 7
Montreal 6
Edmonton 5
Halifax 4
Winnipeg 4
Regina 3
Ajax 2
Hamilton 2
North Battleford 2
Quebec City 2
Vancouver 3
70 Mile House 1
Black Lake 1
Burnaby 1
Calgary 1
Coaticook 1
Conception Bay 1
Enniskillen Township 1
Esk’etemc First Nation 1
Fredericton 1
Lac la Biche 1
London 1
Midland 1
Muskoday First Nation 1
North Bay 1
Oakville 1
Ottawa 1
Petit-Cap 1
Red Deer 1
Richmond Hill 1
Saint John 1
Saint John’s 1
Sarnia 1
Smith Falls 1
St Johns 1
Tsawwassen FN 1
Windsor 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:
Ahmad, Sobiah, 25, Unknown, Edmonton, AB
Anctil, Mario, Other, Quebec City, QC
Asser, Mohamed, 23, Shooting, Toronto, ON
Beals, Vincent Lamont, 47, Unknown, Halifax, NS
Bear, Daphne, 20, Other, North Battleford, SK
Bear, Sidney, Unknown, Muskoday First Nation, SK
Beatty, HArvey, 22, Unknown, Regina, SK
Blind, Morgan, 24, Other, Regina, SK
Blom, Maaike, 17, Unknown, Tsawwassen FN, BC
Boucher-Savard, Charles Oliver, 33, Shooting, Montreal, QC
Broen, Robert, 62, Unknown, Edmonton, AB
Cain, Lee-Marion, 8, Shooting, Halifax, NS
Cook, Arley, 27, Unknown, Black Lake, SK
Cunningham, Caiwan, 20, Shooting, Toronto, ON
Daniels, Justis, 77, Unknown, Vancouver, BC
Deschênes, Stéphane, Other, Quebec City, QC
Doe, JOhn, 50, Shooting, Montreal, QC
Doe, JOhn, Unknown, Oakville, MB
Doe, Jane, 19, Unknown, Esk’etemc First Nation, BC
Doe, Jane, 42, Unknown, Saint John’s, NL
Doe, Jane, 42, Unknown, St Johns, NF
Doe, Jane, 46, Other, Conception Bay, NL
Doe, Jane, Unknown, Smith Falls, ON
Doe, John, 18, Shooting, Montreal, QC
Doe, John, 2, Other, Saint John, NB
Doe, John, 20, Shooting, Montreal, QC
Doe, John, 23, Shooting, Windsor, ON
Doe, John, 23, Unknown, Edmonton, AB
Doe, John, 24, Other, Hamilton, ON
Doe, John, 29, Shooting, Montreal, QC
Doe, John, 52, Unknown, 70 Mile House, BC
Doe, John, 66, Unknown, Red Deer, AB
Doe, John, Stabbing, Burnaby, BC
Doe, John, Stabbing, Halifax, NS
Doe, John, Unknown, Enniskillen Township, ON
Doe, John, Unknown, Halifax, NS
Doe, John, Unknown, Regina, SK
Doe, John, Unknown, Winnipeg, MB
Forrester, Christopher, 36, Unknown, Midland, ON
Grey, Flora, 41, Unknown, Winnipeg, MB
Hagley, Jamie, 21, Shooting, Toronto, ON
Hall, Jamar, 29, Shooting, Toronto, ON
Houle, George, 52, Unknown, Winnipeg, MB
Johnson, Sheldon, 31, Unknown, Edmonton, AB
Kugathasan, Mahishan, 19, Stabbing, Ajax, ON
Larocque, Justin Cole, 28, Unknown, Edmonton, AB
Markey, Corey, 41, Shooting, Fredericton, NB
Muirhead, Norma-Jean, 35, Unknown, Calgary, AB
Ndayishimiye, John, 16, Shooting, Ottawa, ON
Nicholls, Nicholas, 27, Stabbing, North Bay, ON
Noble, Michael, 51, Unknown, Toronto, ON
Owusu, Franklin, 27, Shooting, Ajax, ON
Perron-Ruel, Jeannine, 80, Unknown, Coaticook, QC
Plamondon, Rita Ash, Other, Montreal, QC
Regimbal, Fernand, 52, Stabbing, Vancouver, BC
Richardson, Lance, 31, Unknown, Sarnia, ON
Saraj, Walid, 35, Shooting, Richmond Hill, ON
Sheydon, Storer, 24, Shooting, Hamilton, ON
Shirt, Landy, 31, Unknown, Lac la Biche, AB
Sinclair, Anthony James, 35, Shooting, Winnipeg, MB
Singh Manget, Inderpreet, 28, Unknown, Toronto, ON
Smith LeCaine, Alyssa, 25, Other, North Battleford, SK
Trenholm, Nicholas, 55, Unknown, Petit-Cap, NB
Wallis, Kenneth Wayne, 56, Stabbing, London, ON
Yitayew, Elsabet, 37, Stabbing, Toronto, ON

17-year-old Amir Benayad fatally shot in Montreal’s first homicide of the year

Montreal police were called to the report of a shooting in the area of Rivard and Roy Streets, on January 13th at approximately 6:50pm.

Police arrived to find Amir Benayad, 17, with atleast one gunshot wound to his upper body. The teen was rushed to hoapital where he dies from hin injuries. Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant says the victim was not known to police.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Alberta Major Crimes investigate sudden death of a woman in an Evansburg Alley

Evansburg RCMP received a report of a person found lying in the snow in an alley in the area of 49 Street and 50 Avenue on January 3rd at approximately 10:00am.

Police arrived to find a 27-year-old woman deceased, and partially covered in snow. Police said the circumstances of the death are under investigation, and the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes have taken over carriage of this investigation.

No further details regarding the deceased will be released at this time.

Saint John Police investigate a fatal stabbing on Rockland Road

Saint John Police responded to a stabbing on Rockland Road on January 12th at approximately 10:43pm.

It has been reported that two adult men who were known to each other and driving two separate vehicles were involved in an altercation that resulted in one driver stabbing the other.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 30-year-old man unresponsive on the ground. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police arrested the 28-year-old suspect for the murder. He is expected to appear in court on January 13th.

Anyone in the area that has dash-cam or video surveillance of the incident at the time it occurred is asked to contact police at 1-506-648-3333.

Double murder-suicide after father and two children found dead in Sagunay Quebec

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Saguenay firefighters and local police were called to an explosion at a home on Dubose St, in Saguenay’s Arvida district on January 10 at approximately 10:00am.

On arroval police located a deceased 39-year-old Dérick Lalancette and his son who was 2-years old. His second child, who was under a year old was located deceased later that afternoon. According to journaldequebec.com the children have been identified and Félix, 2, and Édouard 6-months. According to reports their mother had left the children with their father a few hours before the explosion so that he could spend time with them. 

Police said the explosion happened in the basement apartment of the home. Hugues Beaulieu, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec said they have ruled out breakage of a domestic appliance due to the magnitude of the blast. He said Lalancette who worked at Niobec mine in Saint-Honoré, had “knowledge of explosives”.

Brian Chapman fatally shot inside a Surrey BC Home

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Surrey RCMP responded to a residence in the 13500-block of 84 Avenue for a report of a deceased person on January 9th at approximately 6:00pm.

Police arrived to find 62-year-old Brian Chapman from Surrey deceased. IHIT said Chapman is known to police but had no police history since 2020. “This incident is not random and at this time, homicide investigators do not believe the shooting is connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict” said Sgt. David Lee.

Initial belief is that the actual shooting incident may have occurred at around 7 a.m. on January 9. Homicide investigators are asking witnesses who may have heard or seen anything unusual on January 9 at around 7 a.m.to contact police at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.