Police charge man in Halifax homicide, probe second shooting in Bedford
Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with second-degree murder following a shooting death outside of Clayton Park on Saturday.
Clayton Carvel, 21, is expected to appear in Halifax provincial court on Monday to face the murder charge after he allegedly shot and killed 21-year-old Shakur Oshay Trevez Jefferies of Halifax.
Police say they were called to the 600 block of Washmill Lake Drive Saturday around 5 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers found Jefferies had been shot in the parking lot outside of a highrise apartment building. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Residents living in the area say they heard loud popping noises before officers arrived.
“I had my headphones in, I was in the kitchen, heard a noise, didn't know what it was and within a minute or two the police were coming up the street,” said neighbour Allan Morrison.
Police say five men were initially taken into custody following the shooting. One was released as of Sunday morning without charges, while two others were released later in the day.
The other 21-year-old man had his parole revoked as a result of the shooting and will return to correctional services.
Police do not believe the incident was random. This is the 10th homicide the Halifax area has seen since January.
Ahmed Mokhtar, his wife and three-year-old son are moving into an area they thought was safe.
“This really worries me,” said Mokhtar. “Can I get my kids outside to play? Can my family stroll by this neighbourhood and know theyre going to be safe?
A second shooting happened in the 100 block of Redden Court in Bedford around 5:25 a.m. on Sunday, according to police.
The 29-year-old victim from Bedford was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released around 12:20 p.m. the same day.
Officers have spoken with the victim, but say it’s not immediately clear where the shooting took place. They are currently awaiting a warrant to search the victim’s home.
A very quiet cul-de-sac in Bedford the scene of another shooting in Halifax pic.twitter.com/NssSZFcQej— Kelly Linehan (@KellyLinehanCTV) November 13, 2016
Residents living in the area say the neighbourhood is generally quiet.
“It’s unusual to see a lot of police cars but it’s really unusual to see a SWAT team,” said neighbour Kate Nephew.
Police are also canvassing the neighborhood and attempting to determine the victim’s movements prior to the shooting.
Officers say there is no indication the two shootings are related but both investigations are still in the early stages.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Kelly Linehan.
Saturday night shooting victim identified as 21-year-old Shakur Oshay Trevez— Kelly Linehan (@KellyLinehanCTV) November 13, 2016
Jefferies. A young father and former Citadel High student. pic.twitter.com/Pp4rXhkBY3
Just one car left behind police tape on Washmill Lake Dr after last night's shooting. At least 9 police cars still at scene. pic.twitter.com/ZazsYrWEGt— Kelly Linehan (@KellyLinehanCTV) November 13, 2016
Halifax man Carvel Clayton, 21, has been charged with second degree murder of Shakur Jefferies. Will appear in court tomorrow @CTVAtlantic— Kelly Linehan (@KellyLinehanCTV) November 13, 2016