Sunday, October 1, 2023

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 killed in Coronation Park, fourth shot dead in GTA on Sunday

Toronto Police say they’re searching for several suspects following a fatal shooting at a busy lakefront park near the CNE, the fourth to claim a life in the GTA on Sunday. (Toronto Sun)

Border patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women, kidnapping a fifth

LAREDO, TX - Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was found about  2 a.m. when state troopers tracked him to a hotel parking lot in the border city of Laredo, Texas. He was found hiding in a truck. (Fox News)

Man murdered in suburban Toronto driveway

TORONTO - It was a little before 2:30 p.m. when Carolyn Gauthier, who lives three doors down from the murder scene, heard the gunfire from her Camborne Ave. home,  in the Keele St.-Wilson Ave. area. (Toronto Sun)

Inmate confesses to 90 murders, investigators confirm 30

DALLAS - A man convicted of three California murders and long suspected in numerous other deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, and investigators already have corroborated about a third of those, a Texas prosecutor said Thursday. (The Province)

Pregnant realtor stabbed to death in Queen’s apartment building

NEW YORK - A pregnant real estate agent was dragged screaming from her Queens apartment and stabbed to death in the vestibule of her building early Sunday as she pleaded for the life of her unborn child, witnesses and police sources said. (NY Post)

Hamilton mob boss shot in Mississauga

Two years after the murder of his younger brother, Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano was shot multiple times outside his lawyer’s Mississauga office Thursday. (Globe & Mail)
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  • Weekend body count rises as man killed in nightclub shooting

    TORONTO - The long weekend just got a lot longer for homicide cops. Toronto’s body count continues to climb as another murder victim was added to the running tally, now standing at 32 for the year with a shooting death early Sunday at Orchid Nightclub. (Toronto Sun)

    Victim of Halloween homicide likely targeted, IHIT confirms

    Homicide investigators have identified the victim of a homicide in Chilliwack, and say the young man was likely targeted. The body of 26-year-old Jordan Smyth was found near Cultus Lake in a gravel area close to Sleepy Hollow Road around 7 a.m. Friday morning. (Global News)

    Philanthropist’s death probed as Toronto’s 22nd homicide of the year

    TORONTO - Police are investigating the city’s 22nd homicide of the year after a man was discovered dead in a North York home early Tuesday morning.(Toronto Sun)