At 8:06 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 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 found a man who had been shot. Twenty-one-year-old Donald Jermaine Stevenson was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.
Investigators believe that a man wearing a skull mask and dark clothing entered the residence and shot Mr. Stevenson while two family members were present. The suspect fled the scene on foot, heading northbound across Duffus Street onto Dartmouth Avenue where he got into the passenger seat of a waiting silver SUV. The vehicle travelled northbound on Dartmouth Avenue, turning onto Rector Street in an unknown direction of travel.