First Degree Murder Charge laid in relation to Bishop homicide

A 20-year-old man from Halifax was arrested without incident Wednesday morning following an investigation in to the homicide of Jamie Lee Bishop.

Investigators with the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division arrested and charged Rae’heem Downey of Halifax with First Degree Murder and Breach of Probation. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to answer to the charges.


At approximately 12:45 a.m. on June 18, Bishop had been walking with a female on Hornes Rd. in Eastern Passage when a passing car stopped and someone in the vehicle shot Bishop. He was rushed to hospital where he later passed away.

The investigation is continuing.


Source : Media Release

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