Wanted Halifax man Tyrell Dechamp arrested in Ottawa
A wanted man who is a person of interest in connection with a double-shooting in Halifax last week has been arrested in Ottawa.
Police say 26-year-old Tyrell Peter Dechamp was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Arrangements are being made to return Dechamp to Halifax.
Police issued a news release Tuesday, asking for the public’s help in locating Dechamp.
Police said Dechamp was considered unlawfully at large after he failed to return to his Halifax address by his 11 p.m. curfew on April 19.
A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Dechamp’s arrest Monday evening.
Police have not officially linked him to recent shootings in the city, but sources told CTV Atlantic that Dechamp is a person of interest after two people were shot – one of them fatally – in central Halifax last week.
On April 19 – the same night Dechamp disappeared - officers responded to the 2000 block of Gottingen Street before 11 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.
When they arrived, officers found two men inside a vehicle. Naricho Clayton, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have ruled his death a homicide.
Another man, 31-year-old Ricardo Whynder, suffered life-threatening injuries.
Dechamp previously served two-thirds of a five-year sentence for second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Parole documents reveal he killed a man by stabbing him in the neck and punched a woman hard enough to cause bleeding of the brain.
Dechamp was released on a number of conditions, including an order to stay in a halfway house in Halifax.
Corrections Canada confirmed to CTV Atlantic that the halfway house is located on Gottingen Street, across the street from where the shooting took place.