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Homicide Investigation - UPDATE

Apr 30, 2021

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting death of 20-year-old Isaiah Castillo that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
 
Investigators would like to speak to anyone that was driving in the area of Blackburn Drive and Dianna Avenue from 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 until 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
 
If you were driving in the area, please contact Det. Jason SINNING or Det. Jeff COTTER at 519-756-7050.
 
The public can also provide information by contacting the CASTILLO Homicide Tip Line at 519-756-7050 extension 2915, by e-mailing the Brantford Police Service at castillohomicide@police.brantford.on.ca or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/   
 
 
 
April 16, 2021 - UPDATE 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting death of a 20-year-old male that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

With permission from the family, the victim has been identified as Brantford resident, Isaiah Castillo.

Castillo was shot while inside a residence on Diana Avenue in what police believe to be a targeted incident.

Members of the Brantford Police Service Forensic Identification Unit remain on scene at the residence, while detectives are continuing to canvass the neighbourhood around Diana Avenue for potential witnesses and video.

There have yet to be any arrests made in the case.

Police continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual in the neighbourhood between the hours of 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 and 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to contact police. The Brantford Police Service has now created a tip line in regard to this investigation. Please contact 519-756-7050 and ask for "Castillo Homicideā€ or dial 2915 to get forwarded to this mailbox. Information can also be sent by email to castillohomicide@police.brantford.on.ca  If you would prefer to speak directly to an investigator, please leave your name and telephone number and we will have an investigator contact you. 
 
Additionally, anyone may provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

ORIGINAL RELEASE
April 14, 2021 
 
Shortly after 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, members of the Brantford Police patrol section responded alongside EMS personnel to a Diana Avenue residence in the West Brant area of the City of Brantford after receiving reports of a male with gunshot injuries.  Upon arrival, a 20-year-old male was located in serious condition.
 
The victim was transported to a hospital trauma center however; he did succumb to his injuries shortly thereafter. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.
 
Police anticipate being on scene in the Diana Avenue area throughout the day. 
 
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., who may have observed anyone or heard anything suspicious to contact Sergeant Charles Wheeler or Detective Jason Sinning of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit  at 519-756-7050 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/
 
Although still early in the investigation, police do not believe this to be a random incident.
 
Further details to be released as they become available.
 
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