Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of Tyrone Oliver and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.
On July 20, 2000 at 11:08 p.m., officers responded to a report of several shots fired in the 2400 block of Creighton Street. Officers located 20-year-old Tyrone Oliver at a basketball court, suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. He was transported to hospital where he died later that night. Police also responded to two stabbings and an assault around the same time and in the same vicinity of the homicide and believe all four incidents are related.
Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Tyrone’s murder and we hope that the passage of time will encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with what they know. It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation.
Investigators ask anyone with information about Tyrone’s murder to contact police at 902-490-5016.
Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip using the P3 Tips App.
Tyrone’s case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes. Callers must contact the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090, 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.