Toronto Homicide #54 – Anthony Martin fatally shot in North York

Toronto police responded to the report of a shooting in the Shoreham Drive and Gosford Boulevard area on September 24th at approximately 8:33pm.

Police said four people entered the northwest entrance of 89 Gosford Boulevard, three of them discharged firearms at  six men who had been socializing in the common area, playing dominoes.

Police arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was rushed to hospital while Anthony Martin, 57 of Maple Ontario was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An abandoned 2020 Toyota Corolla was located by police on Friday, September 25th in the Jane Street and Sheppard area. Investigators strongly believe this vehicle is associated to these events.

Anyone who was in the area of these two shootings and has information and/or video that captures the movements of these four individuals and/or this vehicle is being asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7400,

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

After an 8 month investigation police lay charges in the Onion Lake suspicious death of Braden Richard Bull

Background: Braden Bull, 32, was reported missing on January 17 and is known to travel to Lloydminster, Onion Lake, North Battleford and Saskatoon. On January 21st Bull was found deceased a short distance off Highway 797 in the Onion Lake Cree Nation.

On September 21st The North Battleford and Saskatoon RCMP GIS arrested and charged 24-year-old Vega Bear, of Onion Lake, SK, with Second Degree Murder.

The 2020 Saskatoon Homicide Victim List is available here 

Imo Atiba Lewis charged with the murder of another inmate at the Millhaven Institution in Bath ON

According to reports, OPP said Dakota Ryder, 25, was assaulted at the Millhaven Institution prison in Bath, Ontario. Ryder was taken to the hospital at approximately 3:00am on September 23rd where he died from his injuries.

Police said another inmate, 37-year-old Imo Atiba Lewis, is arrested and charged.

No other information is available at this time.

*Millhaven Institution is a maximum-security prison located in Bath, Ontario. Approximately 500 inmates are incarcerated at Millhaven.

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The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Calgary police looking to identify 2 suspects in the homicide of Dustin Kusch

Calgary police responded to the report of a man in medical distress on the steps of a home in the 4800 block of 1 Street N.E on September 21st at approximately 3:30pm.

Emergency crews arrived to find Dustin Kusch, 35, suffering from a stab wound. EMS and the Calgary Fire Department provided medical aid but Kusch was pronounced at the scene. Police believe Kusch was stabbed at approximately 2 p.m., on Monday afternoon in the area where he was found.

Investigators have released CCTV footage of two suspects believed to have information on this incident.

Kusch was in possession of a white 2013 Hyundai Elantra, with Alberta license plate BLL-0185. The location of this vehicle is unknown at this time. Anyone with information on the identity of the men or location of the vehicle is asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

The 2020 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Calgary police trying to locate stabbing victim’s roommate

 Calgary police were on their way to an unrelated call approximately 4:45 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd when they found a man suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds close to 135 Lynnview Rd S.E.

Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

Police are looking to speak with  Eddy NAKASENH-BANDASAK, the deceased man’s roommate. Eddy has been described as 5’5” tall, with a heavy build, black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact us by calling the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Update September 24th
Calgary police located a suspect in the afternoon of Sept 23rd near a wooded area in the southwest community of Patterson Heights. Mounted, canine and patrol officers assisted with finding and arresting him. There was no risk to the public during this time. Police said the suspect is being interviewed by homicide detectives. No further information can be released at this time and the man’s identity cannot be confirmed unless charges are laid.

The 2020 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Jian Jun Zhu fatally shot at Manzo Japanese restaurant in Richmond BC

RCMP responded to a call at a restaurant near Capstan Way and Garden City Road on September 18th.

Police and paramedics arrived at the Manzo Japanese Restaurant to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Paul King Jin was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and released from the hospital. The second victim, 44-year-old Jian Jun Zhu, was pronounced deceased.

According to reports both Zhu and Jin were key suspects in the RCMP’s E-Pirate money laundering investigation that alleged Zhu ran an underground bank that laundered more than $200 million per year.

IHIT said both victims are well known to police, and they believe the shooting was targetted. Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

The 2020 BC Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!

Hamilton Homicide #11 – Shaun Chiasson arrested after an adult female was found deceased in an apartment

Hamilton police responded to a report of a male needing medical attention in the area of King Street East and Sherman Avenue on September 21st at approximately 9:10pm.

Police attended the scene and recognized the man as 39-year-old Shaun Chiasson, a person they had dealt with earlier in a nearby building. Police began an investigation into how Chiasson received the injuries, and attended the building where he resides. Upon arrival police located an adult female suffering from obvious signs of trauma. She was pronounced at the scene. The cause of death and the victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

Police said Chiasson remains hospitalized but was arrested for the Second Degree murder of the female found deceased in his apartment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lisa Chambers of the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-3843.

Update September 24th
Hamilton police have identified the victim as 20-year-old Amy Hager. Amy and Shaun were in a relationship and lived together in the apartment where her body was discovered at 907 King Street East on Monday night. Shaun Chiasson has been charged with second-degree murder.

The 2020 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #53 – Daniel Lashley of Durham Region fatally shot in Scarborough

Toronto police received a call for a shooting in the Sheppard Avenue East and Morningside Avenue area on September 20th at approximately 6:06 pm.

Police and paramedics arrived at the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Morningside Avenue where they found Daniel Lashley, 28, of Durham Region suffering from a gunshot wound. Lashley was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police have confirmed that Lashley was outside of a residence socializing with other people at the time of the shooting, and ask Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Christopher Hanley found murdered in St. Stephen New Brunswick

St. Stephen RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive male at a residence on Ross Avenue on September 15th at approximately 3:00am.

Police arrived to find the body of Christopher Hanley, 25, from St. Stephen in a residence. An autopsy was conducted and determined the death to be a homicide.

Police have not released any details surrounding the death and have not named any suspects, only saying police believe this to be an isolated incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area between midnight and 4 a.m. on September 15, is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).

The 2020 New Brunswick Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!

Police investigate the suspicious death of a man following an assault in North Sydney NS

North Sydney police responded to a report of an assault around 4:00am on September 3rd at a home located at 92 Brook Street.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 60-year-old man deceased at the scene. Police have not released the identity of the deceased or any details surrounding the death, only saying that they believe it was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information to call police at 902-563-5151 or anonymously through Cape Breton Crime Stoppers at 902-562-8477 or www.capebretoncrimestoppers.ca.

The 2020 Nova Scotia Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!