Sunday, October 24, 2021

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)

4 charged in shooting death in north Edmonton

EDMONTON - Four young men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old Abdi Ladif Hirsi, who was found dead in a car riddled with bulletholes in northeast Edmonton last month. (Global News)

Man charged with attempted murder in Toronto shooting

TORONTO - Police have charged a 28-year-old man with attempted murder after a shooting in the city’s east end in September. (Global News)

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

PITTSBURGH - The suspected gunman behind Saturday’s shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, which left 11 people dead and six more injured, has been formally charged, prosecutors said. Robert Bowers, 46, was charged late Saturday with 29 federal counts of crimes of violence and firearms offenses after authorities say he carried out an anti-Semitic attack on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. (Fox News)
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  • UN gang hitman sentenced to two life terms for deadly violence

    VANCOUVER - United Nations gang hitman Cory Vallee was handed two life sentences Friday for conspiracy to kill rivals in the Red Scorpion gang, as well as the deadly shooting of Kevin LeClair in a Langley parking lot almost a decade ago. (Vancouver Sun)

    Six men convicted in kidnapping and double homicide

    VANCOUVER - Six men were convicted Thursday in connection with the fatal shootings of two people in an east Vancouver home that were witnessed by a young boy and were followed by the abduction and torturing of a man. (Vancouver Sun)

    ‘Curator of house of horrors’ guilty of first-decree murder

    The father of Jennifer Barrett, whose body was found in a barrel at a Winnipeg home in 2016, says justice has been served after a jury found Perez Cleveland guilty of first-degree murder. "You heard what was said in that courtroom, what type of person this man was, particularly towards women," David Barrett told reporters Wednesday night after verdict was delivered around 10 p.m. local time."He was not a man. He was an animal." (CBC)

    IHIT called in for overnight shooting in Surrey

    VANCOUVER - Homicide detectives have been called in to investigate after one person was shot dead in Surrey early Friday morning. Shortly after midnight Thursday, Surrey Mounties were called out to a fight in the 1600-block of 160 street. (The Province)

    VPD investigating homicide in Gastown

    VANCOUVER - Police are investigating what they call Vancouver's third homicide of 2020, after a 45-year-old woman was found deceased inside her home early Sunday morning. (CTV)

    Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of actor Eddie Hassell

    The shooting death of actor Eddie Hassell was a "random robbery" that turned fatal, and the suspect has been arrested, according to police in Grand Prairie, Texas. D'Jon Antone, 18, was arrested without incident on a charge of capital murder on Wednesday by the US Marshal Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force and Grand Prairie Police, police said in a release. (CTV News)

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