Hamilton man arrested in Brantford murder, one suspect outstanding: Police


A Hamilton man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred last weekend at a Brantford Motel and an arrest warrant has been issued for another suspect known to frequent the Hamilton area.

The Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate the homicide which occurred Saturday morning (Feb. 8) at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East in Brantford.

Police responded to reports of a man suffering from a gunshot wound at the motel around 5:50 a.m. Feb. 8. Upon arrival, officers found three men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The victims were transported to hospital. A 42-year-old Brantford man has since succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Shajjad Hossain Idrish, a 22-year-old man from Hamilton, has been arrested.

Idrish is charged with murder, attempted murder with a firearm x2, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, carrying a concealed weapon and careless use of a firearm under the Criminal Code.

So far, three people have been arrested in connection to the shooting and one man is currently wanted on an arrest warrant.

Police are actively searching for one male suspect.

Roger Earl VanEvery, 35-year-old man from Brantford is charged with murder, attempt murder with a firearm x2 and conspiracy to commit murder under the Criminal Code.

VanEvery is described as Indigenous, 5'9", 170 lbs, dark hair, brown eyes with a tattoo “13" upper right arm. He may be in the Brantford or Hamilton area.

VanEvery should be considered armed and dangerous, police say.

Anyone with information or who may have video surveillance of the area is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively a web tip may be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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