Three homicides added to provincial rewards program

Three recent homicides in the Halifax area have been added to the province's major unsolved crimes program.

Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer, Rickey Walker and Terrence Patrick Izzard were all victims of homicide in 2016.

The major unsolved crimes program provides up to $150,000 to anyone who shared information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for their deaths.

Supt. Jim Perrin of the Halifax Regional Police said they hope the monetary incentive will encourage people who have information on the cases to come forward.

Those who do come forward must provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court.

No one arrested in any of the three homicides

Rickey Walker was found in medical distress behind John McNeil Elementary School on Leaman Drive in Dartmouth around 2:50 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Police were called to the scene after receiving a call from a man who said he had been shot.

The 48-year-old man was pronounced dead in hospital

Around 11:07 p.m. on Nov. 14, police say they responded to a 911 call about a gunshot in the area of Craff Avenue in Dartmouth.

Police found Terrence Patrick Izzard laying outside a home, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The 58-year-old man later died from those injuries in hospital.

One week later, on Nov. 21, police responded to a weapons call in the area of Gottingen and Falkland streets in Halifax shortly before 11 p.m.

Investigators say 28-year-old Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer was gunned down while sitting in a vehicle.

He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

With files from CTV Atlantic