Tyler Johnson, a 30-year-old engineering student, was fatally shot on Nov. 30.

An arrest has finally been made following the Nov. 30 murder of a McMaster mechanical engineering student.

Brandon Barreira, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the early morning shooting and slaying of Tyler Johnson, 30, in the parking lot of Vida La Pita and Tim Hortons on King Street West near Hess Village.

Police, who now identify the fatality as a targeted murder, are using surveillance video to try and identify more suspects involved in the incident.

The following video has been released in an effort to identify remaining suspects. Police are “looking to identify two suspects described as white males walking in the video, one white male wearing a blue jacket and red hoody, second white male wearing a black hoody jacket.”

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Anyone with further information is urged to make contact with Detective Jason Cattle of the homicide unit at 905-546-4123 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Grief counselling is being offered to students affected by the death of their peer at the Student Wellness Centre in McMaster University Student Centre room B101. Appointments can be made at the Centre or by calling 905-525-9140 x27700.




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