Investigators with the Major Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid charges against a 15-year-old male youth in connection with the homicide of 28-year-old Daniel Michael Pellerin.
On August 30, at 10:34 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of 276 Windmill Road in Dartmouth after witnesses observed two males assaulting another one. Upon police arrival, Daniel Pellerin was located unconscious, suffering from stab wounds. He was rushed to hospital by EHS where he was pronounced dead.
At 5:10 p.m. last night, officers assigned to the Halifax Regional Police East Quick Response Unit arrested a 15-year-old suspect in the 0-100 block of Primrose Street in Dartmouth. He was found in possession of a loaded handgun and marijuana. He was transported to Police Headquarters where he was interviewed. Based on the investigation, officers have determined that this was not a random incident.
The 15-year-old male youth from Dartmouth has been remanded to the Nova Scotia Youth Facility and will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court on Monday to face the following charges:
· First degree murder
· Careless use of a firearm
· Unsafe storage of a firearm
· Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace (2 counts)
· Carrying a concealed weapon
· Unauthorized possession of a firearm
· Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
· Possession of a loaded restricted firearm
· Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order
· Possession of a controlled substance
· Breach of previously imposed court orders (5 counts)
Investigators are still looking for a second suspect, seen wearing dark clothing and running from the area on foot. Investigators continue to ask anyone with information about the second suspect or this homicide to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
We extend our sincere sympathies to Daniel’s family and friends, and hope that today’s charges bring them some comfort.