Ottawa gang member, bank robber Yusuf Ibrahim shot dead.

A 27-year-old man who police say is a known gang member was shot and killed inside a home in south Ottawa, becoming the city’s first homicide victim of the year.

On the heels of a record year for shootings in the city, the police battle to curb gang-related gun violence in Ottawa came to a head Friday when a 27-year-old member of the Ledbury-Banff Crips was shot dead while lying on a couch inside a southside home.

 

**Update Two menMohamed Abdi Abdullahi, 32, and Abdullahi Osman, 23 have been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Yusuf Ibrahim.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.

Scott Bennett stabbed to death by nephew

Police were called to a home on Norris Road on February 4th, on a call of a stabbing. On arrival they found Scott Bennett 32 suffering from a serious stab would that resulted from an altercation between him and his nephew Justin Bennett 18.

Scott bennett was transfered to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

**UPDATE**

On February 1st 2016 Justin Bennett was charged with manslaughter in the murder of his uncle Scott Bennett.

Jason Andrew Boucher arrested in death of Scott Savoy.

41-year-old Jason Andrew Boucher Toronto resident has been charged with murder after a man was found dead inside his east-end home Feb 4th.

Scott Savoy, 48, was found inside a residence at Danforth Road and Kennedy Road on February 4 by several friends who had grown concerned after not hearing from him.

A subsequent autopsy determined that Savoy died as a result of blunt-force trauma; however police initially refrained from classifying the death as a homicide.

Jason Andrew Boucher was then arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder.

Rayna Johnson dies in Ladysmith BC after an altercation

Police officers and paramedics were dispatched on February 3rd on reports of a physical altercation between a group of people at Campers Corner RV Park in Ladysmith. Dispute resuscitation attempts, Rayna Johnson 55 died at the scene.

Trevor George Meers 50,  of Ladysmith has been charged with one count of manslaughter in relation to Johnson’s death

The dead body of Christophur Baur found in a Winnipeg home

The dead body of Christophur Baur 36, who was missing since Jan. 3, was found inside a Winnipeg home on February 16th.

38 year old, James John Morris, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Police said Baur and Morris knew each other and that Baur went to visit Morris at his Magnus Avenue home on Jan. 3. Police said the suspect hit Baur with a weapon and hid his body in the home.

Roberto Dixon dead in Toronto Park

Roberto Dixon, 27, died in the early hours of January 31, after he and another man were shot in Alexandra Park.

Anyone with information regarding the city’s fourth murder of the year should call the homicide unit at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

January Statistics

Canada January Murder Count: 35
Males: 24
Females: 11
Age of Youngest Victim: 2
Age of Oldest Victim: 83

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 9
AB 7
NS 4
QC 3
BC 5
SK 2
NB 2
MB 3
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 4
Shooting 7
Stabbing 4
Other 4
Unknown 16

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:

Ahmed, Abdullahi, 27.0, Calgary AB


Beaulieu, Nancy, 41.0, Mascouche QC


Burns, Monica, 28.0, Prince Albert SK


Bélair, Martin, 37.0, Mascouche QC


Comerford, Clifford, 41.0, Mount Pearl NS


Cyr, Ricky, 22.0, Edmunston NB


Dixon, Roberto, 27.0, Toronto ON


Doe, Jane, 73.0, Entwistle AB


Doe, John, 25.0, Fort McMurray AB


Domonsky, Ronald, 61.0, Cambridge ON


Gartner, Brent, 51.0, Toronto ON


Grandbois, Murray, 36.0, Edmonton AB


Hopkins, Lezleigh, 28.0, Owen Sound ON


Leflar, Hannah, 16.0, Regina SK


Louie, Roxanne, 26.0, Pentiction BC


McKay, Dustin, 22.0, Winnipeg MB


McLeod, Jordan, Prince George, BC


Miller, Nathan, 21.0, Hamilton ON


Nasa-Dyke, Jeffery, 49.0, Vancouver BC


Onochie, Aloy, 61.0, Toronto ON


Osman Omar, Murat, 23.0, Calgary AB


Pellicano, Bobby, 26.0, Montreal QC


Reid, Kate Lynn, 51.0, Kitchner ON


Sekora, Zdenka, 83.0, Lefaivre ON


Vienneau, Michael, 51.0, Bathurst NB


Walker, Brenda, 47.0, Strathmore AB


Ward, Clifford William, 81.0, Wyses Corner NS


Ward, Ida Raye, Wyses Corner, NS


Ward, Mildred Ann, Wyses Corner, NS


Wint, Mathias, 2.0, Newmarket ON


Wynn, David, 42.0, St. Albert AB

Baur, Christophur, 36, Winnipeg, MB

Stewart Ellis, 39, Chilliwack, BC

Arundeep  Cheema, Vancouver, BC

Doe, John, 2, Waywayseecappo First Nation, MB