Suspect in Dartmouth homicide arrested in Toronto

Tyreece Alexander Whynder-Ewing, charged with second-degree murder, turned himself in

Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting that occurred in Dartmouth last weekend.

Halifax Regional Police said in a news release Friday that Tyreece Alexander Whynder-Ewing, 27, turned himself in to police in Toronto on Thursday, and that he’s currently in custody in Ontario. Police said he will be returned to Nova Scotia to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date.

Whynder-Ewing was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the homicide of Alexander Joseph Fredrick Thomas. Halifax police issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.

On Nov. 13, at about 1:45 a.m., Halifax police said they responded to a report that a man was unresponsive at a house on Braeside Court in Dartmouth. The medical examiner later ruled the death to be a homicide. Police confirmed on Thursday that he was shot to death.

Thomas was facing charges in a high-profile sexual assault case.

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