Arrest made in shooting death of Dartmouth man

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Police cars are seen blocking the entrance to Braeside Court in Dartmouth early Saturday. (Jean Laroche/CBC - image credit)
Police cars are seen blocking the entrance to Braeside Court in Dartmouth early Saturday. (Jean Laroche/CBC - image credit)

An arrest has been made in the death of Alexander Joseph Frederick Thomas, who was found dead in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday.

On Thursday, police issued a Canada-wide warrant for Tyreece Alexander Whynder-Ewing, 27, who is charged with second-degree murder in Thomas's death.

At 4 p.m. AT, Whynder-Ewing turned himself in to police in Toronto and was arrested, police said in a news release.

Police were called to a home on Braeside Court in Dartmouth early Saturday for a report of an unresponsive man. Officers found Thomas dead inside.

An autopsy later confirmed the death was a homicide.

Halifax Regional Police Const. John MacLeod said Thursday that Thomas was shot and that he and Whynder-Ewing knew one another.

MacLeod did not specify the connection between the two men. MacLeod said the killing is not believed to be a random act.

Whynder-Ewing is in custody in Ontario and will be brought to Nova Scotia to appear in provincial court in Halifax at a later date.

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