UPDATE: Eighteen-year-old assault victim dies, two charged amid homicide investigation

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 11:45
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Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2021-05-03

The victim of a recent assault has died from his injuries, and police are now treating his death as a homicide investigation.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to the area of Limbrick Street and Redwood Avenue just before 3 a.m. on Friday, April 30 following repots of an injured male.

When officers arrived they located an adult male who had sustained serious injuries as a result of a recent assault.

The victim was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further evaluation and treatment of his injuries. The victim died from his injuries on Sunday, May 2.

The victim has been identified as Liam Edward Simon SLIPPERJACK, 18, of Thunder Bay. A post-mortem examination is being scheduled.

Continued Investigation by members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit led to the arrest of two suspects connected to this incident.

The first suspect – Desomond Jarrel KEEWAYKAPOW, 18, of Thunder Bay – was charged over the weekend for Aggravated Assault. A charged of Second-Degree Murder in lieu of Aggravated Assault is expected following a court appearance scheduled for today.

A second suspect – a 17-year-old Thunder Bay male – was later identified by investigators. Police located and arrested the youth accused in the early morning hours of Monday, May 3.

Police have charged the youth with Second-Degree Murder and Fail to Comply with Sentence.

The youth is scheduled to appear in bail court today. He cannot be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The investigation remains ongoing.

If you have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.



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