The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.
Chatham-Kent police responded to a shooting at a residence in Blenheim on April 21st at approximately 7:00pm.
Police said two men, known to the homeowner, attended the residence. A verbal dispute occurred outside, when one of the men discharged a firearm, striking the homeowner’s friend. the 20-year-old male victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Police said the suspects were located shortly after the shooting and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver surrendered himself to police, and the passenger, moved into the driver’s seat and fled the traffic stop. Police pursued the vehicle and the second suspect was taken into custody, and the firearm was recovered.
Both 19-year-old suspects have been charged with murder and attempted murder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Dan Hamilton at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #284. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.