Man arrested in Toronto to face murder charge for Newfoundland homicide from 2020

Newfoundland & Labrador's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Adrian Wyld)

Police have arrested a man in Toronto in connection with the killing of a 47-year-old man who was found dead on a residential street in St. John's, N.L., last summer.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers found the body of Paradise, N.L., resident James Cody on Craigmillar Ave. shortly after gunshots were reported around 4 a.m. on the morning of July 5, 2020.

Police confirmed Cody's death was a homicide resulting from gunshot wounds.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary say in a news release today that, with the co-operation of Toronto police, 44-year-old Kurt Churchill was arrested Tuesday night without incident.

Police say Churchill will be transported to St. John's to appear in provincial court on a charge of murder and a number of firearms-related charges.

They are asking anyone with information on the case to call police or Crime Stoppers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 30, 2021.