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Man arrested on Bethune Street re Shooting in Simcoe Ontario
Robert McKenzie
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Man arrested on Bethune Street re Shooting in Simcoe Ontario

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~ June 27, 2022 (LSNews)  Norfolk OPP said Monday that crime units from Norfolk and Haldimand OPP, assisted by Thunder Bay police, arrested the suspect in Thunder Bay on Saturday at 114  Bethune Street just off Simpson Street 

Jamel Anthony Evans of North York wanted in connection with the shooting of a woman in Simcoe on June 18 is in police custody.

Jamel Anthony Evans of North York, Ontario, age 29 is charged with: aggravated assault, careless use of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of loaded, prohibited, or restricted firearm and discharging a firearm with intent

On June 18, Norfolk OPP responded to reports of a shooting at a West Street home just prior to 11 a.m.

Officers discovered a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of her injuries, but no further information about her condition has been released.

He's charged with aggravated assault, careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, and several other charges.

Evans is held in custody in Thunder Bay pending transfer to Simcoe for a court appearance at a later date.

At the time, police media released stated a description of the suspect, described as a heavy-set Black man with dreadlock hair, wearing a grey hoodie and dark pants.

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


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It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



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Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

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  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
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