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10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 and Full Year 2018 Projections

Homicides and projections as of July 9th, 2018 for the ten biggest Canadian municipalities. Currently uses 2016 census populations for murders per 100,000. Note individual cities, not metro regions.

Municipality Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 54 103.7 3.8 63
Montreal 1704694 14 26.9 1.6 24
Calgary 1239220 6 11.5 0.9 28
Ottawa 934243 13 25.0 2.7 14
Edmonton 932546 16 30.7 3.3 42
Mississauga 721599 4 7.7 1.1 8
Winnipeg 705224 9 17.3 2.5 21
Vancouver 631486 11 21.1 3.3 17
Brampton 593638 9 17.3 2.9 6
Hamilton 536917 1 1.9 0.4 10

Jordan Pandey, Edmonton’s most recent shooting victim dies in hospital

Edmonton police responded to a report of a drive-by shooting in the area of Ellerslie Road and Parsons Road, at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Police arrived to find Jordan Pandey, 21, suffering from serious injuries in a parking lot. Pandey was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries on July 3rd.

Police ask that anyone who observed a white Jeep Cherokee bearing Northwest Territories license plates driving erratically on July 2nd to contact them. The stolen Jeep was traveling Ellerslie Road from Parsons Road and then southbound on Calgary Trail to the 41 Avenue interchange. It was later found burning on Range Road 244.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

36-year-old man found dead in Edmonton – Nathan Joshua Piche arrested

Edmonton police were called to a suite in the area of 115 Avenue and 124 Street on June 10th at approximately 11:00 pm, on report of a disturbance.

Police arrived at the scene to find a 36 year old man suffering from serious injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased by paramedics.

The Homicide team has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

Update: Nathan Joshua Piche, 26, of Edmonton, was arrested by police and charged with second degree murder.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update, Charged Laid – Evan Wilfred Moonias found dead in a multi-unit residence fire

Edmonton police officers driving by a multi-unit residence in the area of 117 Avenue and 80 Street spotted smoke coming from the building on May 30th at approximately 3:30pm.

Police alerted the fire department, as well as the tenants of the building. The body of Evan Wilfred Moonais was found after the fire was extinguished.

Edmonton Medical Examiner completed the autopsy on June 1st, deemed the manner of death of Moonias, 28, to be a homicide. Police will not be releasing the cause of death at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update June 7
Jonathan Millsap, 33, was arrested by Edmonton police on June 4th and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Moonias. Police believe the accused and the victim were known to each other.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Harry Gillis shot in the back of an Edmonton Taxi

Edmonton police responded to reports of gunshots in the area of 111 Street and 23 Avenue at approximately 1:00am on May 24th. Police then received a report that a  25-year-old male arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police said Harry Gillis, 25, was shot while riding in the back seat of a taxi cab. The driver was not injured is the shooting. Gillis was driven to the hospital by the taxi driver, where he dies of his injuries at approximately 6:00am.

Investigators encourage anyone with information about this suspicious death to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Ibrahim Zoker shot to death in Edmonton

Edmonton Police received a report from a resident about hearing shots fired in the area of 172 Street and 64 Avenue at approximately 11 pm on May 16.

Police arrived to find  Ibrahim Zoker, 23, suffering from gunshot wounds. Zoker was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

33 year old Bigue Ndao stabbed to death by her estranged husband in Edmonton’s 11th homicide of the year

Edmonton police were called to  96 Avenue and 87 Street, at approximately 4 p.m, on May 7th on report of a disturbance.

Police arrived to find a 33-year-old woman, deceased in the suite. The Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the victim was stabbed to death by her estranged husband.

Police have charged the victim’s 41-year-old estranged husband with second-degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Update May 10th
Court documents obtained by Global News show Ahmadou Bamba Mbaye has been charged with second-degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon in the death of 33-year-old Bigue Ndao.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Edmonton police lay a Manslaughter charge in weekend death

Edmonton police responded to a disturbance call in the neighbourhood of Rosenthal, near 84 Avenue and 219 Street on April 28th at approximately 3:30pm.

Police arrived to find a 34 year old male lying in the street, suffering from serious injury. Paramedics rushed the victim to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Branden John Morin, 26, of Edmonton has been charged with manslaughter. Police said the victim and the accused were known to one another.

This is Edmonton’s 10th homicide of 2018. The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update Suspect Arrested – Warrant issues for the arrest of Kenneth Richards in relation to the death of Brittany Vande Lagemaat

Edmonton police  responded to a weapons complaint in the area of 78 Street and 143 Avenue on April 23rd at approximately 1:50 pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Brittany Vande Lagemaat, 25, with serious injuries. Vande Legemaat was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries. An Autopsy was conducted, however the cause of death has not been released.

According to Edmonton police” it was reported that a male suspect, identified as Kenneth Richards, 35, allegedly broke into a residence in the area and, a short time later, a gunshot was reportedly heard.”

A province-wide warrants have been issued for the arrest of Kenneth Richards. He is wanted for second-degree murder, housebreaking with intent, possess a prohibited loaded/restricted firearm, possess a prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and breach of recognizance. Police said the victim and the suspect were known to eachother.

Richards is described as 5’11” tall, weighs 160 lbs and has blue eyes and short brown hair with a receding hair line. He has the word “Brittany” tattooed on his left forearm. Richards is to be considered armed and dangerous, do not approach him and contact the EPS immediately at 780-423-4567.

Update May 7th
Kenneth Richards was arrested without incident on Thursday, May 3rd,  in the area of 24 Avenue and 107 Street. Richards has been charged with second-degree murder, housebreaking with intent, possess a prohibited loaded/restricted firearm, possess a prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and breach of recognizance.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Province wide Warrant for the arrest of Jordan Martin Cushnie has been issued

EPS Southwest Division patrol officers responded to a 911 call for assistance at a shopping complex near 111 Street and Whitemud Drive, on April 17th at 10:25am.

It was reported that Jordan Martin Cushnie, 23, attempted to steal from a  store, when 61 year old employee of a nearby business, Ian Armstrong intervened. Cushnie allegedly attacked Armstrong, before fleeing the scene on foot. Ian Armstrong was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Police have issued a Province wide warrant for the arrest of Jordan Martin Cushnie for second degree murder in relation to the death of Armstrong. Cushnie is described as 5’9” tall and 135 lbs with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about Cushnie’s whereabouts is urged to not approach him and contact the EPS immediately at 780-423-4567

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.