Suspect in Oshawa shooting charged with one count of second-degree murder
Published Monday, January 24, 2022 10:10AM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 24, 2022 10:12AM EST
Police have charged a 31-year-old man with second-degree murder following a fatal daylight shooting in Oshawa last week.
It happened near King Street and Central Park Boulevard at around 3:20 p.m. on Friday.
The victim, identified as 57-year-old Michael Ryan, was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
Police have previously said that they believe Ryan may have been the driver of a taxi found at the scene.
A suspect was arrested nearby shortly after the incident and held in custody over the weekend, however his identity was not immediately released.
In a news release issued on Monday morning police said that 31-year-old Daniel Pestill, of no fixed address, is charged with second-degree in the case.
Police confirmed that they located a firearm at the scene.
The investigation into the homicide is continuing and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.