Incident #20-5483 - UPDATE
The Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate the homicide which occurred Saturday morning at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East, Brantford.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, and in partnership with neighbouring jurisdictions, accused Shajjad Hossain Idrish, a 22 year old male from Hamilton, has been arrested in London.
We would like to thank the London Police Service for their cooperation and assistance with this investigation.
Idrish is charged with Murder, Attempt 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.
As a result of the investigation three people have been arrested and one male is currently wanted on an arrest warrant. Police are actively searching for one male suspect.
Roger Earl VanEvery, 35 year old male 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 a male, 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.
The accused, Roger VanEvery, should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach, contact police or 9-1-1.
On Saturday February 8, 2020 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded with Emergency Medical Services to a call regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at a motel on Colborne Street East. Community Patrol Officers attended to the motel where they located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital. A 42 year old male, Jason David Kossatz from Brantford has since succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.
Members of the Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this incident. This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.
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