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Homicide #2 victim 18 year-old male

Homicide #2 victim 18 year-old male

McKellar Ward Syndicate Ave North

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

 

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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

 

Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

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, 

 

 

Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

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 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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