London Homicide #2 – Police investigating a home invasion that ended in a fatal shooting

London police responded to the report of suspicious individuals entering a residence at 232 Pochard Lane on June 21st at approximately 4:45am.

Police arrived at the scene to find a man whose neighbors have identified as the homeowner deceased of a gunshot wound.

Witnesses reported seeing four men fleeing the scene in two vehicles. Police said the investigation is still in it’s early stages. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update June 23
London Police have confirmed the victim, 44-year-old Bill Chamber Horrace, is the same individual that media outlets have been reporting as a former member of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia. Police said Horrace’s former association with this group is not the primary focus of the investigation.

According to reports Bill Chamber Horrace was a former General in the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, working for Charles Taylor, the country’s former president, and a convicted war criminal. National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) was a rebel group that was involved in the First Liberian Civil War from 1989 to 1996.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

Update June 26th
London Police Service has issued a warrant for the arrest of Keiron Gregory, 22, of North York, Ontario, in connection with the home invasion and homicide of Bill Chamber Horrace. Gregory is wanted for one count of Second Degree Murder. His whereabouts are unknown however it is believed he may be in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Police said Mr. Gregory may be armed. If seen, citizens are advised not to approach him and to contact 911 immediately.

The 2020 London Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on number of victims can be found here!