On April 23, 2016, police responded to a report of shots fired on Downey Rd. around 2:00 a.m. When officers arrived, they found Daverico Downey laying on a pathway, deceased. He had been shot and his death was ruled a homicide.
Police have information indicating that two vehicles were seen fleeing North Preston shortly after the gunshots were heard. The first vehicle of interest is a white car which was seen leaving from the Alex Lane area. The second vehicle of interest is a dark coloured sports utility vehicle.
On September 29th a 33-year-old female and a 22-year-old male were arrested. However, both were later released from custody and no charges have been laid.
This homicide has been added to the Nova Scotia Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in certain cases. Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at (902) 490-5331. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
Source: Media Release