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Homicide #2 Charges Laid

Homicide #2 Charges Laid

McKellar Ward Syndicate Ave North

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO January 15, 2020 - 12:15 (LSN)  Police Media Release States: The Thunder Bay Police Service is charging two accused in a January homicide with First-Degree Murder.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally responded to a reported break and enter in the 300 block of Syndicate Avenue North just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

Officers arrived in the area and located footprints in the freshly fallen snow, which were suspected to be linked to the original call for service. Police followed the footprints and located two male suspects.

Further investigation led officers to discover that an 18-year-old male had been the victim of a serious assault at a Syndicate Avenue North residence. The victim was later identified as Austin Peter ROBINSON, 18, of Thunder Bay.

Paramedics transported ROBINSON to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment of his injuries. He later died from injuries he sustained during the assault.

Further investigation by members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit found two other victims, a 20-year-old male and a 20-year-old female, who had been assaulted with a weapon at the time of the original incident at the South Syndicate Avenue home.

Cody ECHUM, 19, of Thunder Bay, and a 14-year-old male were both charged on Thursday, Jan. 9 with Aggravated Assault. Both accused appeared in bail court that day and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, and the victim’s passing, investigators have laid additional charges to both accused.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15 ECHUM appeared in court on charges of:
• First-Degree Murder
• Aggravated Assault
• Assault with a Weapon x 2
• Disguise With Intent
• Break and Enter

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old youth also appeared in court on charges of:

• First-Degree Murder
• Aggravated Assault
• Break and Enter
• Disguise with Intent
• Breach of Undertaking

ECHUM was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Jan. 17, 2020.

The youth, who cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Jan. 16, 2020.

A post-mortem examination of the victim is scheduled to take place in Toronto today.

The investigation continues.

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO January 13, 2020 - 12:15 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  The victim of a recent aggravated assault has died from their injuries, and as a result the Thunder Bay Police Service is now treating the case as a homicide investigation.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were en route to a reported break and enter in the 300 block of Syndicate Avenue North just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

Officers arrived in the area and located footprints in the freshly fallen snow, which were suspected to be linked to the original call for service. Police followed the footprints and located two male suspects.

Further investigation led officers to discover that an 18-year-old male had been the victim of an assault at the Syndicate Avenue North residence.

The male victim was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment of his life-threatening injuries. The victim passed from their injuries over the weekend.

Cody ECHUM, 19, of Thunder Bay, and a 14-year-old male were both charged on Thursday, Jan. 9 with Aggravated Assault. Both accused appeared in bail court that day and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit expect to lay news charges as a result of the victim’s passing.

Investigators also identified additional victims who were connected to the original incident. As a result of the ongoing investigation, police identified a 20-year-old male and a 20-year-old female as having been assaulted with a weapon during the Jan. 9 incident.

Additional charges including Assault with a Weapon are expected.

The identity of the youth accused is being withheld in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

Murders by Ward 2020

Homicide #1

Northwood Ward

Charged Courtney Marie LABELLE, 34

 

212 Victoria Ave West
Homicide #2 McKellar Ward  Charged Cody ECHUM, 19, of Thunder Bay,  Syndicate Ave North 
       
       
       
       
 
 

 

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