Sunday, December 16, 2018

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)

    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)

    Murder suspect turn himself into police

    LONDON - An 18-year-old London man wanted in connection to last week's homicide outside of a Dundas Street Tim Hortons has turned himself into police.(CTV News)

    Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

    ABBOTSFORD - The man murdered last night in Abbotsford is the brother of a gang leader who was killed in North Vancouver in December. (Abbotsford News)
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  • Arrest made in Calgary nightclub murder

    CALGARY - Police say they have someone in custody in relation to the death of a man after a brawl at a downtown nightclub. Police said Tuesday that Cordelius Terry Jackson Harrison, 29, surrendered to police at a district office and that he faces one charge of second-degree murder. (Calgary Sun)

    Father and son’s fight over car ends in murder

    TORONTO - A family dispute over the use of a car allegedly led to a son stabbing his 50-year-old father to death Tuesday afternoon in Etobicoke. (Toronto Sun)

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