Investigators have released the name of the victim and one accused in Durham Region’s second homicide of 2024.
On Monday, January 22, 2024, at approximately 11:30 p.m., members from Central East Division were called to the area of Dean Avenue and Ritson Road South in Oshawa for reports of a disturbance. Officers arrived on scene and located a 62-year-old male outside the residence suffering from obvious signs of trauma. He was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A post-mortem examination confirmed that Steven TURGEON, age 62 of Oshawa, died as a result of a stabbing.
Two suspects fled the area on foot. Police located one of the suspects a short distance away and took him into custody without incident. Police are still searching for the second suspect.
Tyler STEPHENS, age 32 from Clarington is charged with: Second Degree Murder.
Anyone with information about this incident, or that has video footage, including dashcam and home surveillance, is asked to contact Det. French of the Durham Regional Police Major Crime Unit – Homicide at 905-579-1520 x 5421.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.