Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Police homicides by the numbers

Police officers across the country handle some of the most dangerous situations in our society on a daily basis. Since 1975, a total of 284 police officers have died on the job. Of these, 101 were homicide victims, while 88 were killed in vehicle accidents. (CBC)

Man dead, woman injured

BRAMPTON - Police responded to a call around 3am Sunday in the Kennedy St N and Vodden St E.  A man and a woman were taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. The man later died in hospital and the woman is in serious but non-threatening condition.  The back windshield of a taxi on scene has been shot out.  (CityNews)
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  • Suspect named in hotel homicide after police mistakenly release murder report

    OTTAWA - The girlfriend of a man fatally stabbed in the middle of a Vanier street in April 2017 is now wanted for first-degree murder in an unrelated homicide: the Saturday night hotel beating death of an Ottawa man. (National Post)

    Nurse helping Crimean massacre victims tried to kill herself when she realized her son was the killer

    The mother of a gunman accused of murdering 21 people at a college in Crimea tried to kill herself after being told her son was behind the massacre, it has been claimed. Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, stalked his college halls with a shotgun and let off homemade explosives before killing himself in the school library at Kerch Polytechnic College. (Daily Mail)

    Man allegedly killed woman hours after being released from Arizona prison

    TUCSON - A man who police suspect of killing a woman the same day he was released from prison was arrested Friday at a Tucson hotel. (AZ Central)

    Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover

    A 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police. The killers, all Sicilians, carried out their order by walling the man in cement while he was still alive. (The Guardian)

    Body of woman, 19, who was 9 months pregnant found in south side Chicago

    CHICAGO - A body found on Chicago's Southwest Side has been identified as that a 19-year-old woman who was nine months pregnant when she vanished three weeks ago, according to reports. (Fox News)

    Four people found dead in Markham home

    TORONTO - Charges have been laid against a 23-year-old man after four people were found dead inside a Markham home over the weekend. Officers were called to a home on Castlemore Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday for a report of multiple injuries at a residence in the area. (CTV)

    Secret hearing for Crown appeal of Jamie Bacon murder trial stay

    Two years after a judge stayed a murder charge against Jamie Bacon, the Crown’s appeal got underway in a secret hearing before B.C.’s highest court on Monday. (The Province)

    Video shows ‘cowardly’ killer shooting Scarborough man in back

    Startling video of a deadly shooting that unfolded at a Scarborough highrise early Wednesday shows a “cowardly” killer down from behind in what appears to be a targeted killing. (Toronto Sun)