Monday, February 17, 2020

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)

Shooting

BRAMPTON - Police were called to the area of Sunforest Drive and Sandalwood Parkway E.  Officers said a victim was pronounced dead after a shooting took place at around 6:30am Sunday.  (CP24)

Gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians kill 4, wound 9 in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — Mexicans heading into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations were jolted by a brazen shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who killed five people and wounded eight in Garibaldi Plaza, an iconic square in the capital where the bands serenade tourists. (Toronto Sun)

Ryerson student shot dead in north Toronto driveway

TORONTO - A man appearing to be in his 20s was shot and killed in Toronto’s Downsview neighbourhood on Thursday afternoon, edging the city closer to a record year for homicides. The daytime shooting occurred around many potential witnesses, police said. However, investigators got only sparse descriptions of the two male suspects, saying the pair fled east in a grey vehicle. (Globe & Mail)
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    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)

    Surrey murder victim survived earlier shooting in Richmond

    VANCOUVER - In December, Bikramjit (Bicky) Khakh was with his associate when the other man was shot at Lansdowne Mall. Khakh wasn’t injured, but the other man, Harb Dhaliwal, suffered serious injuries during the Dec. 21 attack in Richmond. (Vancouver Sun)
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    An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged for nearly five kilometres along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper, Texas. The 49-year-old Byrd was alive for at least three kilometres before his body was ripped to pieces in the early morning hours of June 7, 1998.(CBC)

    Two 14-year-old boys found guilty of murdering schoolgirl in Ireland

    DUBLIN - Two 14-year-old boys have become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder, after luring a schoolgirl to a derelict house in Dublin last year before she was sexually assaulted and killed. (CNN)

    Man fatally shot in Rexdale

    TORONTO - A man gunned down early Thanksgiving Monday in Rexdale has died. Toronto Police were called around 12:30 a.m. to Orpington Cres., in the Finch Ave. W. and Albion Rd. area, for reports of 10 gunshots fired. (Toronto Sun)

    Hitchhiker’s murder highlights danger of looking for rides online

    VANCOUVER - Trying to hitch a ride on the information highway can be as risky as trying to thumb down a car from the side of the road. Yet despite the recent murder of a Belgian tourist who did just that, people continue to flock to social media sites and apps looking for rides. (CBC)

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