36 year old man falls from the second floor of a hotel, second degree murder charge laid

Windsor police responded to a report of an injury at a hotel located in the 2800 block of Howard Avenue on October 1st at approximately 12:30am.

Police said a 36-year-old man had been seriously injured after dropping from the second floor of the building. The victim died in hospital on October 2nd.

The case has been classified as a homicide investigation by the Major Crimes Branch. Robert Legebow, 19, of Windsor has been charged with second degree murder.

Darrion Moffatt dies in Windsor shooting incident

Windsor police responded to a report of an injured man at a residence located in the 300 block of Hall Avenue, on September 8th at approximately 1:35am.

Police located 18-year-old Darrion Moffatt, who was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Moffatt died of his injuries in hospital on September 10th.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830


21 Neat found guilty of two counts of 2nd-degree murder – Toronto Homicide 49 & 50 – Jahvante Smart aka Smoke Dawg, and Ernest Modekwe fatally shot downtown Toronto

Toronto police responded to a report of a shooting in the Queen Street West and Peter Street area on June 30th at approximately 7:56pm.

Police arrived to find two men and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. All three victims were rushed to hospital where Jahvante Smart, 21, AKA Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg, and Ernest Modekwe, 28, of Toronto died of their injuries. The female victim is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update July, 2019
Abdulkadir Handule, 22, was arrested in July 2019 by RCMP officers in British Columbia for unrelated charges, and transferred to Toronto police. 

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update February 25th 2022
Abdulkadir Handule also known by his rapper name “21 Neat” initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, however, Handule has been found guilty on  Feb, 24, 2022 of two counts of second-degree murder, as well as aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm.

Update, two men charged – Brandon Hall shot to death in Brampton

Peel police responded to report of a shooting at a home located on Martree Crescent in the city of Brampton, on June 21st at approximately 4:40am.

Police arrived to find Brandon Hall, 21, suffering from gunshot wounds. Hall was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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

On Friday November 2nd 2018, Peel police arrested Evan Wright, 19 years of age and Philip Fitzpatrick, 21 years of age both from the Brampton area. Wright ad Fitzpatrick have both been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Brandon Hall.

16 year old Chance Gauthier shot to death in a Windsor alley

Wondsor police were dispatched to the 900 block of Church Street after receiving a report of a male laying in the alley on February 14th shortly after 7:00am.

Police arrived at the scene to find 16 year old Chance Gauthier dead from a gunshot wound. The murder weapon was not recovered.

Police arrested Mal Chol, 20, of Waterloo on February 17th. Chol has been charged with: First degree murder, Kidnapping and Forcible confinement.

Police are still searching for Nouraldin Rabee, 20, of Windsor.  Rabee is wanted for First degree murder, Kidnapping and Forcible confinement. He is described as 6’2, 150 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. DO NOT approach him dial 911.


Ottawa homicide #5 – Egal Daud found dead in a car

Ottawa police said Egal Daud, 30, was found dead in a vehicle on Northview Road on Sunday, February 11, at approximately 10am.

Little information has been released at this time. Police said Daud died of a gunshot wound, and that it is unknown if the shooting occurred at the location where Daud was found.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493

Update January 14th 2021
The Ottawa Police Service is offering a reward of up to $75,000 for tips leading to an arrest in the homicide of Egal Daud.

Sgt Chris O’Brien of the Homicide Unit said in a January 14th, 2021 press release “Today, we are asking those who have information and have not yet spoken to police to help us identify Egal’s killer. His family needs to know.”

The Daud family provided this statement: “Egal was a gentle soul and kind heart. The loss of our brother and son has left our family in unimaginable pain. Pain that has been exacerbated by the fact that the person who did this has not been found and held accountable for this heinous crime. We appeal to anyone and everyone who has any information be it minor or major to please come forward and help us bring those responsible to justice.”

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

The 2018 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.

Christina Smith killed while trying to stop a vehicle theft in London, ON

Christina Smith, 32, was struck and killed by the driver of the stolen truck after trying to stop a 1999 grey Chevrolet Silverado from being stolen from a driveway near Moffat Avenue on February 8th.

As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Bradley James Hill, 31, of no fixed address.

Six Nation’s Police arrested Hill on February 17th, London Police attended Ohsweken, Ontario and transferred Hill back to London where he’s been charged with manslaughter and Robbery.


Neveithan Baskaran 17, stabbed to death in Oshawa, 16 year old charged

Emergency crews responded to a stabbing in the area of Harmony Road and Taunton Road in Oshawa on January 11th at approximately 3:00pm.

Neveithan Baskaran, 17,  was found suffering from a serious stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

A 16 year old boy was arrested at a near by home and charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with new information about this homicide is asked to contact Det. Horrocks (ext. 5418) or Det. Moore (ext. 5326) of the Major Crime Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Update: Youth charged in the homicide of Dwayne Bride, Hamilton’s 5th homicide this year

Hamilton police are investigating after Dwayne Bride, 42, was found unresponsive at the corner of Hess and Bold st in the early morning of June 3rd.

Detective Sgt. Peter Thom  of the Hamilton Police said “He was found lying on the sidewalk at about 2:45 a.m. after being stabbed with some sort of “sharp-edged weapon”. Bride was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said Bride was with his family in the East end until around 10pm and are looking for witnesses who can help piece together Bride’s last moments.

Update June 23.
A 16 year old boy who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of Dwayne Bride.  Det. Sgt. Dave Oleniuk of the homicide unit said the charged is accused of insulting Dwayne Bride before stabbing him to death with a knife he was carrying.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Andrew Coughlan at 905-546-3874 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Structure fire leads police to homicide investigation

Emergency crews responded to report of a fire in a detached shed at a home on Bancroft around 9:20am on March 11th.

While at the residence the body of Kenneth Edwards was found. The GSPD report did not say where on the property the body was located.

The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Darcy Sheppard 29,  has been arrested and is facing 5 charges incliding, first degree murder, indignity with human remains, arson, theft under $5,000, and breach of probation