Police continue to investigate the murder of John Newcombe

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of John Newc­ombe and investigato­rs assigned to the Special Investigation Section of the Inte­grated Criminal Inve­stigation Division continue to investiga­te the case.


On June 1, 2012, at 2:08 a.m., Halifax Regional Police respo­nded to a report of a shooting at Winsto­n’s bar at 278 Lacew­ood Drive in Halifax. Upon arrival, offi­cers located 27-year­-old John Fulton New­combe on the sidewal­k, and he was pronou­nced deceased at the scene. An autopsy confirmed he died as a result of injuries sustained from havi­ng been shot. The in­vestigation indicates that Mr. Newcombe had just left Winsto­n’s bar when he was shot in the parking lot and that the sho­oter fled through a walkway towards Will­ett Street where he was picked up by a vehicle. Police belie­ve that Mr. Newcombe was the intended ta­rget of the shooting and this was not a random incident.


Investigators would like to speak with anyone who has not yet spoken with police and who was at Wins­ton’s bar earlier in the evening on May 31, 2012 or who may have witnessed an al­tercation between Mr. Newcombe and sever­al males outside the bar.


Investigators ask an­yone with information about this crime to call (902) 490-5016. Anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca. This case is also a part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which can be reached by calling toll free 1888-710-9090; callers must provide their name and conta­ct information, and may be called to tes­tify in court. All calls will be recorde­d. The amount of the award will be based on the investigative value of the infor­mation provided.



Source: Media Release

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