2007 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

first_imgThe province is hoping to bring closure for the family of a 2007 homicide victim in Halifax Regional Municipality through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Glenn Bourgeois’ death could receive up to $150,000. “The loss of a life is always tragic and we must do what we can to ensure justice is served. To do this, we need the public’s help,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “We all share in the responsibility of keeping our communities safe. Any piece of information, no matter how small, could help police solve this case.” On July 21, 2007, at about 4 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a complaint about gunshots in the Maynard and Woodill streets area. The police found Mr. Bourgeois, who had been shot several times. He later died from his injuries. Two black men, one with a gun in his hand, were seen fleeing the area immediately after the shooting. “We believe that people in our community have information about Mr. Bourgeois’ death that would assist in progressing the police investigation and hope that the incentive offered through the Rewards Program will encourage them to speak up,” said Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police. “We implore those people to come forward so that we may continue to work diligently to bring this file to a successful conclusion, which would undoubtedly result in closure for Mr. Bourgeois’ family.” Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. Callers must provide their name and contact information and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. In July 2012, the Rewards Program helped the RCMP arrest and charge two people with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Melissa Dawn Peacock. In October, information received by the program helped an RCMP investigation that led to an arrest in the homicide of Narico Danfue Downey. The program, which now has 70 cases, was launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. For more information on this case and others visit www.gov.ns.ca/just.last_img read more