Glen Darrell Vandusen dies as a result of injuries after being assaulted at The Joyceville Institution in Kingston

Police from the Penitentiary Squad responded to the Joyceville Institution after the Correctional Service of Canada reported that an inmate had been located with life-threatening injuries and had been transported by ambulance to a hospital on December 1st.

Ontario Provincial Police confirmed on December 4th that Glen Darrell Vandusen, 43, died in hospital of injuries from the attack.

According to a media release from Correctional Service Canada Vandusen had just begun a four-year sentence for sexual assault, assault and uttering threats to cause death or harm.

Canadian Major City Homicides By Gender, November 24th 2019.

18-year-old man shot to death in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police responded to a residential area near Rosepac Avenue and  Metzak Drive in the City of Brampton on November 30th at approximately 6:39pm.

Police said an 18-year-old man was located outside a residence suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

It has been reported that a white or light coloured vehicle was seen leaving the area with multiple suspects inside. Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Thunder Bay homicide victim identified as Nazareth Andrew Kwandubens

Thunder Bay police were called to a home in the 300 block of Arundel Street just after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th on report of a deceased male.

Despite lifesaving efforts by first responders, Nazareth Andrew Kwandubens, 41, was pronounced at the scene. The cause of death has not been released, however police said the nature of the death was a homicide.

Police arrested Johnathon Mark McKay, 40, and charged him with Second-Degree Murder in connection with the homicide of Nazareth Andrew Kwandubens. No other information is available at this time.

Anyone who may have information that could assist this investigation is urged to call the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200.

Three charged with manslaughter in relation to the opioid related death of Jason Kerr in Hagersville

Hagersville police said 32-year-old Jason Kerr died on February 1st from opioid poisoning.

On November 2nd, police released that they have arrested Hillary Elizabeth Robertson, 29,  and Terry Anthony Wood, 32 and Jesse Ross Wellings, 27. All three have been charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and drug trafficking.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122

Toronto Homicide #63 – Miganeh Idriss shot to death near a North York bar

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting near a bar in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West on November 7th at approximately 1:22am.

Police arrived to find the victim in the vicinity with a gunshot wound. The victim who was identified as 20 -year-old Miganeh Idriss was pronounced at the scene. A second victim was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.

Police said several people were inside the bar and ask anyone who was in the area at the time, or has CCTV footage, dash-cam footage or phone footage, is urged to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Giovanni Delahaye shot to death on Highway 410 and Derry Rd in Mississauga

Peel police responded to multiple 911 reports of a shooting in the area of Derry Road and the off-ramp from Highway 410 northbound on October 22nd at approximately 9:48 pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find three victims suffering from gunshot wounds including a 17-year-old male and a 26-year-old female. The third victim, 28-year-old Giovanni Delahaye of Brampton, was declared deceased at the scene.

According to police, the three victims were travelling in a vehicle on Highway 410 and as they waited on the off-ramp to Derry Rd, a dark coloured vehicle pulled alongside them and fired multiple bullets towards them.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453–2121, extension 3205.

The 2019 Mississauga Homicide Victim List is available here.

One suspect arrested, two outstanding in Windsor Ontario homicide

Windsor police responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of Tecumseh Road West and McKay Avenue on October 19th at approximately 3:30 pm.

Police arrived to find a 20-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. Police have not released the identity of the victim but family has identified him as Justin Greenwood. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

On Sunday, October 20, Windsor police arrested Mustafa Al-Qaysi, 19, and charged him with first-degree murder. Police are still searching for two other suspects who are believed to have committed the physical attack. They have been described as:

Suspect one is described as a male with a slim build, wearing a grey hooded sweater with a black Roots logo of a beaver on the front of the sweater, grey jogging pants and white running shoes. The second suspect is described as a male with a slim build, wearing a grey hooded sweater, black pants, black flip-flops with white on top and black socks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) 

Toronto Homicide #56 – Farhan Jama shot to death in Toronto’s Jamestown neighbourhood

Emergency crews responded to report of a shooting at 30 Orpington Crescent at approximately 12:30am on October 14th.

Police arrived at the scene to find Farhan Jama, 28, suffering from gunshot wounds outside of the address. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detective Rob North said they believe the victim was walking to a home in the area when he was confronted by a group of individuals who began shooting. It has been reported that police found at least 20 shell casings in the area.

The homicide appears to be targetted but if Jama was the target is still under investigation. Police said the victim was not known to them, nor did he have any gang affiliations.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

14-year-old Devan Selvey dies following a stabbing at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton

Hamilton Police confirm a 14-year-old Devan Selvey has died as a result of an assault at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. The assault took place early afternoon on October 7th.

Details regarding the assault and if a weapon was used have not been released. Police will be updating media later this evening.

Major Crime has taken over the investigation. Anyone with cellphone video is asked to contact the Hamilton police at 905-546-4123.

Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk told reporters that a 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, were arrested by police, and the third person who was arrested, however officers are still trying to determine their involvement. A teen boy and girl remain unaccounted for.

The victim’s mother witnessed the attack. Police also said the murder weapon, a knife, remains unaccounted for and they are asking homeowners in the area to check their property.

Update September 8th
An 18-year-old male and 14-year-old male, of Hamilton, will be charged with 1st-degree murder. They will appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse, on September 8th to answer to the charge.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

Devan’s Family has set up a Go Fund Me to help with funeral expenses.

Toronto Homicide #54 – James Rushton charged with the murder of his father Thomas Denney

Toronto police responded to reports of a group of people fighting in the area of King Street West and University Avenue on September 2nd at approximately 10:42 pm.

Police arrived to find Thomas Denney, 62, of Toronto, suffering from a stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim’s son, James Rushton, 38 and of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.