Second suspect in Brantford homicide arrested in Northern Ontario

Brantford Police Service responded to a report regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at the Galaxy motel on Colborne Street East, on February 8th at approximately 5:30am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find three male victims who were suffering from gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital where 42-year-old Jason David Kossatz from Brantford succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.

Police arrested Shajjad Hossain Idrish, a 22 year old male from Hamilton, in London Ontario on February 14th. Idrish is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code.

On February 20th Roger Earl VanEvery, a 35 year old male from Brantford, was arrested in Northern Ontario at approximately 2am. VanEvery is charged with First Degree Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.