Thursday, May 30, 2024

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)

Mounties searching for Alberta murder suspect who may be in B.C.

RCMP in Alberta are searching for 26-year-old Adam Pearson, who is wanted on first degree murder charges and could be in B.C. In October 2019, RCMP in Grande Prairie, Alta., launched an investigation into the death of Cody Michaloski. (The Province)

Toronto police identify person of interest in murders of billionaires Honey and Barry Sherman

Toronto police said on Wednesday they had identified a person of interest in the high-profile murders three years ago of a Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire couple but had not made an arrest. (National Post)

Gang slayings and domestic murders kept B.C. homicide squads busy in 2020

From the slaying of a popular Downtown Eastside resident on New Year’s Day 2020 to the disturbing, execution-style shooting of a Burnaby boy this week, the year has been busy for homicide investigators across the Lower Mainland. (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)

High profile gangster Gary Kang gunned down inside parents’ house

A high-profile Lower Mainland gangster was shot to death early Wednesday inside his parents’ South Surrey home. Gary Kang, 24, was gunned down about 5 a.m. at the home in the 16000-block of 30th Avenue in the Morgan Creek area of Surrey. (The Province)

Media absent in Mississauga shooting

On May 29 a shooter walked into the Chicken Land restaurant in Mississauga.  When the shooting stopped five people were shot, one fatally. The Peel Regional Police Homicide squad is handling the file. They have named three suspects: Anand Nath, Naqash Abbasi, and Suliman Raza (pictured). Two of the suspects were subsequently arrested and charged, but Nath tried to flee, boarding a flight to Montreal. He ultimately turned himself in and was flown back to Mississauga. Peel Police have since charged him with first degree murder as well.  Now you’d almost think that this sort of shooting attack would attract a lot of media attention. But it didn’t. Unless you’re a voracious news consumer, it’s likely you never heard of any of this.  I scoured the internet to find information about this incident but had precious little success.Tom Quiggan has been following this story on his excellent podcast The Quiggan Report. But where’s the mainstream media? The shooting victims were, all but one, members of the same family which operated the restaurant. Naim Aki, 25, was killed in the shooting rampage. His dad, 56, Jihad, mom Rania, 44 and brother Daniel, were also shot but not fatally. A shot was fired at the 13-year-old sister Sandra, but fortunately missed.  A 58-year-old male employee of the restaurant was also shot.  The victims were members of the Lebanese Druze community while the suspects are Sunni Muslims.  It looks like the shooting was targeting the family and appears to have been a bid to eradicate them. Why? Well,...

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