Police investigating early morning double homicide in Calgary

Calgary Police responded to report of a shooting in the 2400 block of 37 Avenue N.E. on April 3rd at approximately 2:15am.

Police arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle, outside of the Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant. . One man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was severely injured. The second victim was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police have not released the identities of the deceased at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

Update: The victims of the April 3rd shooting have been identified as Jasdeep SINGH, 25, of Calgary, and Japneet MALHI, 22, of Airdrie. Police re searching for a vehicle that is thought to be connected to the homicide. The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured, four-door, 2002 to 2006 Nissan Altima with a rear spoiler. 

The 2019 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

The remains of Yunying Pan, who has been missing since December 2017, found in Mississauga

Peel police said Yunying Pan, 40, lived in the area of Hurontario Street and Ceremonial Drive and was last heard from on December 5, 2017.

On January 26, 2018, Shaofeng Han , a 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Miss Pan.

On March 29, 2019, human remains were discovered in a wooded lot in the area of Matheson Boulevard & Kennedy Road in the City of Mississauga. An examination was performed by a forensic pathologist, identifying the remains as those of Yunying Pan.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at  (905) 453–2121, ext. 3205

Brenda Lautaoja found dead in her Kirkland Lake home

OPP officers responded to a call for assistance on March 23rd in Kirkland Lake where they found the body of Brenda Lautaoja 68.

OPP said following an investigation, 33-year-old Troy Lautaoja from Kirkland Lake was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Police have not released the relationship between the victim and the accused.

Anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 .

Joseph Junior Alfred Gallant, fatally injured in Red Deer

Red Deer RCMP responded to the area of Mountview shortly after midnight on March 29th on report of an in injured male.

Police arrived to find Joseph Junior Alfred Gallant, 45, suffering from serious injuries. Gallant died in hospital on March 30th.

A warrant for the arrest of Quentin Lee Strawberry, 37, and Jennifer Lee Caswell, 37, both of Red Deer, has been issued. Both are wanted for second degree murder.

61-year-old sot to death in broad daylight in Montreal’s 6th homicide of 2019

Montreal police said a 61-year-old man was shot while in his vehicle at his home on Roquancourt Street around 9:20 a.m. on March 29th.

Police and paramedics arrived to fine the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

A suspect was seen fleeing the scene in dark clothing. No other information is available at this time.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Man and woman dead after Hostage situation

Surrey police responded to a report of a hostage situation at a home in the 13300 block of 98A Avenue on March 28th at approximately 9:30pm.

Police said multiple efforts were made throughout the night to obtain entry to into the home to resolve the situation. At approximately 7:30 a.m.police entered the home and a confrontation with the barricaded male ensued. 

Police said the the man was shot and died of his injuries. Police located the female victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. She was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

No other information is available at this time.

21-year-old Kasabonika Lake First Nation man charged with killing a 6-year-old

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service were called to a report of a serious assault at a residence in Kasabonika Lake on March 20th.

On arrival police learned that the victim, a 6-year-old girl, had been transported to a medical centre by family, where she died of her injuries. Police have not released the cause of death at this time.

Lanny Edward Mekanak, 21, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

Update, victim identified as Ottawa man – Jeffrey D R Miller charged in Thunder Bay’s latest homicide

Thunder Bay police responded to a report of an injured male on March 29th at approximately 12:45pm in the area of Hilldale and Melbourne Roads.

Police and paramedics arrived to find the victim in critical condition. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Jeffrey D R Miller, 41, of Thunder Bay, was arrested on March 30th, and charged with Second-Degree Murder.

Update: Thunder Bay Police have identified the victim as
Robenson Saint-Jean, 21, of Ottawa.

If you have any information that could assist investigators please call the dedicated police tip line at 684-1055.

Canadian major city homicide Statistics are available here.

48-year-old woman stabbed to death in Edmonton’s 9th homicide of 2019

Edmonton police responded to the area of 100 Street and 105A Avenue,
outside the George Spady Centre, on a report of a stabbing, on March 28th at approximately 7:15am.

Police arrived to find a 48-year-old woman on the ground, suffering from a stab wound. The victim was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries. Police have not released the victims identity and said “it does not serve an investigative purpose and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of victims and their families”

Anyone with information in relation to this stabbing or the events leading up to it is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

Clayton Thomas Berard, 38, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and breach of recognizance(x2)

The 2019 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

Alex Perlmutter shot to death in East Gwillimbury

York Regional Police responded to the area of Ninth Line and Aurora Road on March 27th for a report that a male victim had been shot.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Alex Perlmutter, 22, of Sutherland Ontario deceased. Police believe that there were three male suspects involved who were driving a black SUV. They have been described as:

Suspect 1:

  • Male, Black
  • Cornrows in hair
  • Wearing a camo sweater and track pants
  • Armed with a firearm

Suspect 2:

  • Male, Black
  • Wearing blue shoes
  • Shorter than suspect 1 and 3

Suspect 3:

  • Male, Black
  • Wearing a large  chain
  • Same height as Suspect 1

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865