Hamilton man wanted on murder charge after shooting on Manitoulin Island


Published July 4, 2022 at 10:41 am

A 20-year-old Hamilton man, who has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to a shooting death at a first nation, may be in the Hamilton area.

The Ontario Provincial Police stated Monday that an arrest warrant is extant for 20-year-old Hanif Duncan, who is believed to be in either the Hamilton or Greater Toronto Area. Duncan is described as a Black man who is between five-foot-eight and five-foot-10 with a slim build and long dreadlocks.

“Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and there is no public safety risk,” the OPP says. “If you see Hanif Duncan, do not approach him. Call 911 or your local police service. The accused is encouraged to turn himself in to police.”

Around 11:45 p.m. on June 24, a shooting occurred at Sheguiandah First Nation, an Anishinaabeg nation which is on Manitoulin Island. Cheyenne Malcolm Roy, a 32-year-old man from Sheguiandah, was taken to hospital and died three days later.

Police believe the shooting was targeted.

Sherry Eadie, age 55, of Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands and Darcy Shawanda, 25, from Whitefish River First Nation, have both been charged as accessories. Eadie and Shawanda each face counts of accessory after the fact to murder and of obstructing a peace officer.

Anyone has further information regarding this incident, or knows the whereabouts of suspect Hanif Duncan, should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police service.

Anonymous tips may be sent to Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477, or sudburycrimestoppers.com).

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