Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are asking for the public’s assistance in connection with the ongoing investigations into the murders of Tyler Richards and Naricho Clayton.
At 7:55 p.m. on April 17, police responded to a report that a deceased man had been located in a home in the 6900 block of Cook Avenue in Halifax. Officers attended and found Tyler Richards deceased inside the residence and immediately treated his death as suspicious. It was later ruled a homicide on April 18.
Evidence related to the Tyler Richards homicide was located in a wooded area at the end of Mountain Avenue in Dartmouth. Investigators are wishing to speak with anyone who may have information about this evidence or who witnessed any suspicious activity in that area between April 17 and 19.
At 10:58 p.m. on April 19, Halifax Regional Police responded to the 2000 block of Gottingen Street in relation to multiple calls of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers encountered two men in a vehicle. Emergency Health Services were immediately called to attend to injuries they had sustained. Naricho Clayton of Dartmouth was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 31-year-old-man originally from Halifax was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Investigators believe the suspect in this homicide fled the scene in an older model dark colored Chrysler that was parked near Falkland Street. The vehicle left towards Creighton and Maynard Streets. Anyone with information in relation to this vehicle is asked to contact the police.
Investigators are looking to speak with possible witnesses who were in the area moments before the shooting. A man who was in the area of the Salvation Army on Gottingen Street is believed to have crossed Gottingen Street in an easterly direction and may have walked past the suspect on Portland Place. There was also a red and white Mini Cooper driving on Falkland Street just moments before the homicide. This same vehicle was parked on Gottingen Street at the time of the shooting but left the scene prior to police arrival. Police would like to speak with the occupant or occupants of this vehicle.
Investigators are asking anyone with information relating to a shoe that was located in close proximity of where the shooting took place on Gottingen Street to contact police.
Anyone who has information about any of the above is asked to contact 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.