Individual arrested in connection with the murder of Trevor Turner
A 19-year-old man, Malcolm Smith, was arrested on June 22, 2022, in connection with the May 28 murder of Trevor Turner. Mr. Smith, a resident of Kitigan Zibi, did not resist arrest. He was charged with accessory after the fact of manslaughter and appeared in front of the Court of Quebec on June 23 from the Gatineau police station. The accused, who did not enter a plea during the videoconference, is expected to return to court in August. Following his appearance, Mr. Smith was able to regain his freedom. Several conditions apply to his release, including a ban on possessing weapons, a ban on frequenting places where alcohol is served - the bars Le Flixx and Le British being specifically mentioned, a ban on consuming drugs and the obligation to pay a $500 fine.
On May 28, the 9-1-1 Call Center received a call at approximately 2:00 a.m. indicating that a young man had been the victim of stab wounds in the Old Aylmer area. Trevor Turner, a 22-year-old hockey player, was found by the Gatineau police outside the Flixx bar at 51 Court Street. Mr. Turner suffered severe upper body lacerations and died of his injuries in hospital, despite the efforts of police and medical authorities. The autopsy of the victim was performed by the The Laboratory of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine in Montreal, while the Sûreté du Québec's Forensic Identification Service conducted an analysis of the scene where Mr. Turner was found. A celebration of life in memory of Mr. Turner was held on June 14, 2022 at the Racine, Robert & Gauthier Beauchamp Funeral Home.
The Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG), which is continuing its investigation in this case, mentioned via a press release that "other arrests should follow". The SPVG invites anyone with information to contact its info line at 819 243-4636, option 1.