Police continue to investigate the murder of Lee’Marion Shancez Cain

Today marks the first anniversary of the murder of Lee’Marion Shancez Cain and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 4 p.m., officers responded to a shooting involving two vehicles that had occurred near the intersection of Windmill Road and Wadell Avenue in Dartmouth. Shots were fired from the suspects at another vehicle hitting a 26-year-old man and Lee’Marion. They were transported to hospital where Lee’Marion died as a result of his injuries and the man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Video footage has been a key part of the investigation and has provided that at least two suspects were involved in the homicide and helped investigators identify and locate the vehicle believed to be used by the suspects. The suspects are described as Black men in their 20s-30s who were driving a burgundy Chevrolet Traverse, with tinted windows.

Investigators know there are people who have information that could help solve Lee’Marion’s case. This is a tragic death that deeply affected many in our community. Our investigators believe that even the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation.

We are asking anyone with information about Lee’Marion’s murder to contact police at 902-490-5016.

Lee’Marion’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 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.