Pizza delivery man Donald Chad Smith shot dead in Halifax

The investigation into Saturday night’s homicide is continuing.

Twenty-seven-year-old Donald Chad Smith of Windsor Junction was shot while making a pizza delivery to a building on Joseph Young Street in Dartmouth. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators have determined that the call to the pizza shop was placed from a payphone on Highfield Park Drive, between Joseph Young Street and Burnside Drive. The person who placed the order has not been identified and investigators are interested in speaking with them. Citizens who were in the area of the payphone on Highfield Park Drive at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night and who observed anyone around the phone is asked to contact police.

In an attempt to minimize risk, police recommend that businesses attempt to authenticate a customer’s identity, such as calling them back to ensure the phone number is valid, prior to making a delivery.

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