Police Continue to Investigate Murder of Donald Jermaine Stevenson

Crime Of The Week

Today is the tenth anniversary of the murder of Donald Jermaine Stevenson and investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the case.

At 8:06 p.m. on October 16, 2010, Halifax Regional Police received a call about a shooting inside a residence in the 0-100 block of Jarvis Lane in Halifax. Upon arrival, officers located 21-year-old Donald Stevenson who had been shot and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators believe that a man wearing a skull mask and dark clothing entered the residence and shot Donald. The suspect fled the scene on foot, heading northbound across Duffus Street onto Dartmouth Avenue where he got into the passenger seat of a silver SUV. The vehicle left northbound on Dartmouth Avenue, turning onto Rector Street in an unknown direction. Investigators do not believe this was a random act.

Investigators believe there are people who have information that could help solve Donald’s murder. We hope that the passage of time encourages them to do the right thing and share what they know with police. It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation into Douglas’ murder.

Anyone with information is asked 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.

This case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the 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.