The Owen Sound Police Service (OSPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch are seeking any available video surveillance footage in connection with an ongoing homicide investigation in Owen Sound.

On Tuesday, July 11, shortly after 1:00 a.m., the OSPS responded to a shooting at an apartment complex on 6th Avenue West, where they located a deceased individual in what investigators believe was a targeted shooting.

On Wednesday, July 12, members of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit arrested an Owen Sound resident, who is charged with first-degree murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.

Investigators are urging the public to submit any available video surveillance footage from Monday, July 10, 2023, at 11:00 p.m. to Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 3:30 a.m. in the following identified areas in Owen Sound:

  1. Area between Alpha Street to 1st Avenue West, between 10th Street West and 14th Street West;
  2. Area between 2nd Avenue West to 8th Avenue West, between 26th Street West and 29th Street West;
  3. Area between 2nd Avenue East to 4th Avenue East, between 17th Street East and 18th Street East.

If any member of the public has video surveillance footage that they are willing to share with police to advance this investigation, please submit it through this link.

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch and involves members of the OSPS, OSPS Crime Unit, OPP West Region Crime Prevention and Investigations, OSPS and OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS), the OPP Regional Support Team (RST), in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

If you have information that might assist the investigation, please call Owen Sound Police Service at 519.376.1234.

Should you wish to remain anonymeous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.


source: media release




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