Police arrest two in relation to Downey homicide

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Earlier today, police arrested a male and female in relation to the homicide of Daverico Downey.


On April 23, 2016, shortly after 2 a.m., police located a deceased male outside in the Downey Rd. area of North Preston after responding to reports of gun shots being fired. The victim appeared to have been shot. The male was later identified as 20-year-old Daverico Downey and his death was deemed a homicide.

The Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation.

Shortly after 9 a.m. today, officers arrested a 33-year-old female at a residence in Dartmouth without incident. Shortly after 11 a.m., officers arrested a 22-year-old male at a residence in Dartmouth without incident. A search warrant was also executed at a home in Dartmouth on Green Village Lane and a vehicle was seized.

Both remain in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information about the incident to contact them at 902-490-5020. Information can also be shared anonymously through Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by using Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca<http://www.crimestoppers.ns.ca/>. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers could qualify for a cash reward of $50-$2000.

Halifax District RCMP