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Regina Police charge third person in in Feb. 21st Homicide – Canada Police Report


Regina, Saskatchewan – A 32 year-old Regina male is now the third person accused in a homicide that occurred in Regina on February 21st. The victim of homicide is 32 year-old Justin Robert DELORME of Regina. Two other accused persons have already made their first court appearances on charges of Second Degree Murder.

Background: This investigation began at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 21st, when police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Garnet Street. The early information received indicated there was an injured adult male at that address. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported the male, later identified as Justin Robert DELORME, to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. In the investigation of DELORME’s death, police also encountered a second male, who was the victim of an apparent shooting, believed to have occurred at the same address.

Continued investigation into the homicide led to the arrest of a 32 year-old male at approximately 3:00 p.m. in Regina on Tuesday, February 23rd. In addition to a Second-Degree Murder charge, this suspect will also face a charge in connection with the attempted murder of the victim who sustained a gunshot wound in the same incident.

Thirty-two year-old Jordan Ivan CYR, of Regina, is charged with:

Second Degree Murder [235(1) CC]; and

Attempt Murder Using a Firearm [239(1)(a.1) CC].

CYR will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. today: Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

BACKGROUND

A second person is now charged in connection with the February 21st homicide of 32 year-old Justin DELORME of Regina, as well as the attempted murder of a second victim. A 54 year-old male, who was arrested on Sunday, February 21st, has already made his first court appearance on a charge of Second-Degree Murder.

Officers were dispatched, at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021, to a residence in the 1000 block of Garnet Street. The early information received indicated there was an injured adult male at that address. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was also dispatched and transported the male, later identified as Justin Robert DELORME, to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. In the investigation of DELORME’s death, police also encountered a second male, who was the victim of an apparent shooting, believed to have occurred at the same address. On Monday, February 22nd, a 35 year-old male suspect was located and arrested in connection with both victims. Investigation is ongoing.

Thirty-five year-old Richard CRANE, of Regina, is charged with:

– Second Degree Murder [235(1) CC]; and

– Attempt Murder Using a Firearm [239(1)(a.1) CC].

CRANE will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. today: Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

BACKGROUND

A 54 year-old male has been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide that occurred on the weekend in Regina. The victim, 32 year-old Justin Robert DELORME, is the third victim of homicide in Regina in 2021.

Officers were dispatched, at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021, to a residence in the 1000 block of Garnet Street. The early information received indicated there was an injured adult male at that address. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was also dispatched and transported the male to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Officers secured the scene and requested the involvement of the Coroner and other investigative units. Notification was made to the family of the victim.

Investigation into this incident led to the arrest of a 54 year-old Regina male, who is now charged in connection with DELORME’s death.

Fifty-four year-old Charles Wayne TAYPOTAT, of Regina, is charged with Second-Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) CC. TAYPOTAT made his first court appearance on the charge in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021.

Regina Police Service

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