Wanted Suspect Located Deceased

Posted On Tuesday September 21, 2021

The suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in City of Burlington on September 9, 2021, has been located by police.

David Lavoie (37) of Hamilton, was found deceased on the evening of Monday September 20, 2021, in Burlington.

Police are not searching for any suspects related to his death and it is not deemed suspicious. 

***UPDATED RELEASE***

Police have identified the suspect wanted in a shooting in the City of Burlington on September 9, 2021. 

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of David Ryan Lavoie (37) of Hamilton (see photo attached). He is wanted for the charge of Attempt Murder.

David Lavoie is a white male, and bald with a short, stubbly beard. He is 5’10” tall with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a black shirt (possibly a tank top) and grey pants.

If you see David Lavoie, DO NOT APPROACH, and call police immediately.

The shooting took place at a residence in the area of Maple Crossing Boulevard shortly after 6 pm on September 9, 2021. One victim was transported to hospital and is currently in stable condition. We can confirm that the victim and the suspect are known to one another.

Residents can continue to expect a police presence in the area today while we hold the scene for the ongoing investigation.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2316.

Anyone with surveillance or dash cam footage in the area of Maple Crossing Boulevard and Maple Avenue between the hours of 5:30 – 7:30 pm on September 9th is also asked to contact police.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca

 

***UPDATED RELEASE***

The suspect description has been updated as follows:

  • Male
  • White
  • Bald
  • 5’10", muscular build
  • Scruffy beard
  • Wearing a black shirt – believed to be a tank top
  • Wearing grey pants

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Shortly after 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021, the Halton Regional Police Service responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Maple Crossing Boulevard in Burlington. 

Upon arrival, one victim was located with apparent gunshot wounds and was subsequently transported to hospital.

The suspect in this shooting reportedly fled the scene on foot and is described as:

  • Male
  • White
  • Bald
  • 5’10”, muscular build
  • Wearing a grey shirt and black pants

An area search was conducted by members of the Tactical Rescue Unit. At this time, the suspect remains at large and is to be considered armed and dangerous. IF SEEN, DO NOT APPROACH. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

We do not believe this to be a random incident. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation and area residents can expect a heavy police presence to continue for several hours.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at http://www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.?

No further details, including the status of the victim, will be made available at this time.