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Terrence Patrick Izzard killed in north-end shooting

Death ruled a homicide after autopsy

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caption Detectives investigate the shooting on Cragg Avenue.
Sofia Ortega Arrieta
Detectives investigate to the shooting on Cragg Avenue.
caption Detectives investigate the shooting on Cragg Avenue.
Sofia Ortega Arrieta

The 58-year-old Halifax man who was shot and killed Monday night has been identified as Terrence Patrick Izzard.

The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Monday on Cragg Avenue in north-end Halifax. Police were called to the area after receiving multiple reports of shots fired.

Izzard was transported to the QEII hospital by ambulance, where he died. The medical examiner has ruled Izzard’s death a homicide.

Wendy Sawler lives around the corner from Cragg Avenue. She said she heard shots between 10:30 and 11 p.m.

“I got ready to crawl in bed, I open my window up and heard pop, pop, pop,” she said.

Const. Phil Power, a spokesman for Halifax Regional Police, said the police have no suspect at this time.

He would not comment on whether the shooting is related to the Saturday shooting of 21-year-old Shakur Oshay Trevez Jefferies.

“Right now it’s still early in the investigation, but we’re definitely exploring that anything could be possible, so we’re exploring all the possibilities that they could or could not be related,” Power said Tuesday morning.

Jefferies was shot and killed around 5 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of Washmill Lake Drive in Halifax. Carvel Clayton, 21, of Halifax has been charged with second-degree murder.

Police said Jefferies and Clayton knew each other.

Police are still looking for leads in Monday’s case. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 902-490-5020.

This is the third shooting in as many days.

At about 5:25 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the QEII hospital where a 29-year-old Bedford man was being treated for gunshot wounds. He was released that day. Police said he faces weapon-related charges.

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