Monday, April 22, 2024

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)

Suspect arrested in Scarborough brazen daylight shooting

TORONTO - An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal daylight shooting of an 18-year-old man near a strip plaza in Scarborough earlier this month. (CP24)
  • Images released of alleged gunman in brazen daylight shooting
  • Woman’s body found at recycling depot

    WINNIPEG - Workers at Cascades Recovery Inc., a recycling depot at 100 Omands Creek Blvd., discovered the middle-aged woman's body just after 7 p.m. Friday. She was found in recyclables that had been trucked to the facility. (Winnipeg Free Press)

    Husband’s suicide at work leads to discovery of wife’s body at home

    MISSISSAUGA - The discovery of a man’s body at his Mississauga workplace early Thursday led police to the body of his wife at the couple’s home. (Toronto Sun)

    Babysitter accused of killing boy then giving body to his mother

    WAUSAU, Wis. - A Wisconsin babysitter who allegedly killed a 2-month-old boy then pretended he was alive when she gave the boy back to his mother has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide.(Toronto Sun)

    Neurosurgeon pleads guilty to wife’s murder

    TORONTO - It came horribly late, but wife killer Dr. Mohammed Shamji has finally spared at least one female in his life. On the eve of his trial for the first-degree murder of his physician wife, Elana Fric, the Toronto neurosurgeon entered a surprise guilty plea to the lesser count of second-degree murder — and so his oldest daughter won’t have to testify against him and describe the final horrific moments of her mother’s life. (Toronto Sun)

    Winnipeg Police investigate 20th homicide of the year

    WINNIPEG - Police are investigating the city’s 20th homicide following an assault early Sunday morning, almost matching the 22 murders from last year and on pace to exceed the 41 of 2011. (Winnipeg Sun)

    High-profile Red Scorpion murdered in Aldergrove McDonald’s shooting

    VANCOUVER - Justin Lee Haevischer, 33, is believed to have been blasted by two different shooters outside the McDonald's at 264th Street and 56th Avenue about 8 p.m. (The Province)

    Man gets life for murder of Abbotsford officer

    A B.C. police officer who worked tirelessly to create a positive, caring and fair-minded version of policing was shot from behind in the very uniform he tried to redefine, his wife says. (The Province)

    Teens charged with murdering Calgary Police officer will seek bail

    When Amir Abdulrahman and his 17-year-old friend were pulled over by police on New Years Eve, there was already a warrant out for the older teen's arrest. Abdulrahman, 19, was wanted for assault when Sgt. Andrew Harnett initiated a traffic stop in the city's northeast. The vehicle he stopped struck and dragged him, killing him. (CBC)