Update: Homicide investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigations Division are seeking assistance from members of the public who might have video images in their possession including dash camera footage from their vehicles yesterday, Saturday, February 20, 2021 between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. for the following locations:
Main Street in Dartmouth and Westphal between Ridgecrest Drive and Lake Major Road;
Ridgecrest Drive in Dartmouth; and
Mount Edward Road in Dartmouth.
Members of the public in possession of these images are asked to call police at 902-490-5020.
Update: The victim in yesterday’s weapons call succumbs to injuries and the death has been ruled as a homicide.
The driver injured in yesterday’s weapons call in the area of Mount Edward Road & Cranberry Crescent, Dartmouth has succumbed to his injuries overnight. The victim is a 25-year-old man from Dartmouth. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notifications to the victim’s next of kin.
An autopsy has been completed by the Medical Examiner and the manner of death has been ruled as homicide. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
The incident continues to be investigated by the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and is ongoing.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident 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 by using the P3 Tips app.
Police investigate weapons call
On February 20 at 2:10 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a reports of a single vehicle collision into a utility pole with an unconscious driver at Mount Edward Road & Cranberry Crescent, Dartmouth. Officers confirmed a shooting had taken place and the driver, a man, sustained life-threatening injuries. Multiple officers are currently on scene, including K-9 and Forensic Identification members. We ask that people avoid the area.
Traffic Blocked: All vehicle and pedestrian traffic is blocked on Mount Edward Road between Ridgecrest Drive to Stuart Harris Drive and on Cranberry Crescent between Mount Edward Road to Hibernia Court. The roads will remain closed for an extended period.
Investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and is ongoing.