Brampton man charged with first-degree murder in St. Catharines shooting

Published June 13, 2023 at 9:49 am

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with new information.

The 40-year-old woman has died, as she succumbed to her injuries at the hospital earlier today (June 15).

Police have laid murder charges against a Brampton man following a shooting in St. Catharines on the weekend that left one man dead and a woman fighting for her life in hospital.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (June 10), Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) say officers were called to the area of St. Paul St. West  Louth St. in the City of St Catharines for reports of a shooting.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, while a woman suffering from gunshot wounds was rushed to a hospital where she remains in life-threatening condition, police said. The identity of the victims has not been released, and while the investigation is ongoing police say it was a targeted incident.

Now police say a 46-year-old from Brampton has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting.

Donovan Williams, 46, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • First-degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Fail to comply with undertaking

The accused is being held pending a bail hearing in St. Catharines on Tuesday. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Anyone who may have information in relation to the shooting is asked to contact NRPS by calling 905-688-4111. You can also contact CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 416-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting

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