‘Do the right thing’

Po­lice ask­ing pub­lic’s help in year-old homi­cide case

Metro Canada (Halifax) - - HALIFAX - Ha­ley ryan Metro | Hal­i­fax

A year af­ter Ter­rance Pa­trick Iz­zard’s death, po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the 58-year-old’s homi­cide and whether he was the “in­tended tar­get” of a Hal­i­fax shoot­ing.

Po­lice found Iz­zard shot and suf­fer­ing from life-threat­en­ing in­juries out­side a home on Cragg Av­enue off of Uni­acke Street just af­ter 11 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2016 af­ter re­ports of shots be­ing fired in the area of Got­tin­gen Street.

He was taken to the QEII Health Sci­ences Cen­tre where he suc­cumbed to his in­juries.

The med­i­cal ex­am­iner later ruled Iz­zard’s death a homi­cide.

Po­lice said at the time they were “also ex­plor­ing that Mr. Iz­zard may not have been the in­tended tar­get of this shoot­ing.”

On Tues­day, a po­lice re­lease said in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve there are peo­ple who have in­for­ma­tion that could help solve this mur­der, and “hope that the pas­sage of time may en­cour­age some­one to do the right thing and come for­ward with what they know.”

Cher­ish Hus­bands, a friend of Iz­zard’s, penned a let­ter in the wake of his death last year call­ing on the com­mu­nity to come to­gether to end the gun vi­o­lence.

Hus­bands said she shed tears when she found out Iz­zard had been killed, “not just be­cause he’s an­other brother fallen to gun vi­o­lence but be­cause he was an in­no­cent by­stander.”

mr. iz­zard may not have been the in­tended tar­get. Hal­i­fax re­gional Po­lice

Iz­zard’s death was the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s 11th con­firmed homi­cide of 2016, in a year that saw 12 in to­tal and gun vi­o­lence take the lives of seven black men up to that point.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are ask­ing again for any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent to call Hal­i­fax po­lice at 902-4905016, or send an anony­mous tip to Crime Stop­pers.

Metro file

Hal­i­fax re­gional Po­lice foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tors search for ev­i­dence on Cragg Av­enue on Nov. 15, 2016.

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