The fatal shooting that occurred last evening in Halifax has been ruled a homicide and the victim has been identified as 21-year-old Shakur Oshay Trevez Jefferies of Halifax.
On November 12 at approximately 5 p.m., police received several calls to 911 of shots fired in the vicinity of 610 and 650 Washmill Lake Drive in Halifax. Upon arrival officers located Shakur Jefferies deceased at the scene.
Patrol and ERT members took five males into custody shortly after 5 p.m. last evening and transported them to Police Headquarters for questioning. At this time, four of the suspects remain in custody; one suspect was released earlier this morning. This is not believed to be a random incident as the victim and suspects are known to one another.
The autopsy was conducted today and the Medical Examiner has ruled Shakur’s death a homicide. Our thoughts are with Shakur’s family and loved ones.
The investigation, led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, is ongoing. Investigators are continuing to canvass the neighbourhood and Forensic Identification Officers are processing the scene. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident who has yet to speak to police to call 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.