Police name, charge murder suspect in Dartmouth shooting

Canada-wide warrant issued for Tyreece Alexander Whynder-Ewing, 27

Halifax police say the man found dead in Dartmouth on the weekend suffered a gunshot wound.

Tyreece Alexander Whynder-Ewing, 27, has been charged with the second-degree murder of Alexander Joseph Frederick Thomas.

Halifax Regional Police spokesperson Const. John MacLeod said in a news conference Thursday that the two men were known to each other, but he did not comment further on the specifics of their relationship.

Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for Whynder-Ewing’s arrest.

“If you do see him, I suggest that you call us or whatever police department is in your area,” MacLeod said, offering neither a photograph or description of the wanted man.

Thomas, the homicide victim, was the accused in a high-profile sexual assault case. In February 2020, he was charged with the sexual assault and forcible confinement of Carrie Low. He was due in court this week.

The Signal asked whether Whynder-Ewing was ever a person of interest in Low’s sexual assault case.

“What I can tell you about the sexual assault investigation is that it is an ongoing investigation. We are continuing to investigate, and further above that I can’t really comment,” MacLeod said.

Victoria Welland

Victoria Welland

Victoria is a journalist with The Signal at the University of King's College. She is also a member of the news team at CKDU 88.1 FM. Originally from Saskatoon, SK, Victoria did her Bachelor's of Humanities degree at Carleton University. She now lives in Halifax.

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