Crime

Halifax’s Tyler Keizer shot in vehicle in latest homicide

Death ruled a homicide after autopsy on Tuesday

Police found the man shot in a vehicle on Gottingen and Falkland streets.
Police found Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer shot in a vehicle near Gottingen and Falkland streets.   Sofia Ortega Arrieta

Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer, 22, died after he was shot sitting in a vehicle in central Halifax on Monday night.

The shooting occurred around 10:50 p.m. at the corner of Falkland and Gottingen streets. Halifax Regional Police said officers responded to a report of gunshots and found Keizer wounded inside a vehicle. He was rushed to the QEII hospital where he died.

On Tuesday, the medical examiner ruled Keizer’s death a homicide.

Police said a suspect was spotted running from the area and may have hopped into a vehicle and fled. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or through the Crime Stoppers website. 

This is the third fatal shooting in 10 days in Halifax.

Const. Dianne Woodworth, a police spokesperson, said it’s too early to tell if Monday’s shooting is related to the others.

“I couldn’t predict that, but we hope not,” Woodworth said Tuesday morning. “I’m waiting to speak with investigators about further information.”

On Nov. 14, Terrence Izzard, 58, was shot and killed on Cragg Avenue off Gottingen Street. Police said he may not have been the intended target.

Shakur Jefferies was killed on Nov. 12 outside an apartment building on Washmill Lake Drive. Carvel Clayton, 21, of Halifax has been charged with second-degree murder.

Councillor reaction

On Tuesday, Coun. Lindell Smith, who represents Halifax’s north end, opened the regional council meeting by offering his condolences to the community.

Monday’s shooting happened in Coun. Waye Mason’s district. He called it a “horrible thing to happen.”

“It’s the second shooting in that neighbourhood in the last year,” Mason said in an interview. “We don’t want to see that cycle continue.”

In April, Naricho Clayton, 23, was shot and killed on Gottingen Street just a few blocks away from Cragg Avenue and down the street from Falkland Street.