Waterloo Regional Police investigate the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Joshua Tarnue

The 2023 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here

Waterloo Regional Police responded to the area of Queen Street South and Charles Street on August 13th at approximately 10:20 pm, on reports of shots fired outside a business.  

On arrival police located 18-year-old Joshua Tarnue with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family with funeral expenses.

The suspect in this homicide is described as a slim Black male, wearing white and black shoes, black pants, a dark jacket with the hood up and a lighter shirt underneath, and a baseball hat. He is known to frequent the plaza located at 91 Queen Street South in Kitchener. The suspect was last seen running on Queen Street South towards Joseph Street.

On September 27, 2023, a 19-year-old Hamilton male was arrested and charged with Manslaughter. The male was held for a bail hearing. 

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Habiton Solomon, 20, from Hamilton.

Mr. Solomon is described as 5’8”, 130 pounds, with a thin build, black hair, and brown eyes.

Mr. Solomon is wanted for Second Degree Murder and is considered armed and dangerous. If seen, please do not approach him but call 9-1-1 immediately.

Wanted Person - Habiton Solomon

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777, extension 8191, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com