Update – Belleville Police Service – Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

In Police Blotter

Just to clarify for everyone regarding the above incident, the accused was arrested on the 21st of May for first degree murder based on the initial investigation and observations by uniform patrol.  The accused was transported to KGH for medical treatment.  He was never formally charged with first degree.  The investigation continued by members of the Criminal Investigative Division.  As a result of the continued investigation, a charge of second degree was proceeded with against the accused.  There is ONLY the second degree murder charge before the court.

As to the relationship between the victim and the accused:  The accused and victim were in a previous intimate partner relationship however remained living in the same residence.  The victim’s family has been spoken to and have given the BPS permission to release her name.

I hope this helps everyone.


Staff Sergeant

Jeff Geen



UPDATE – Arrest made in Homicide Investigation
As a result of the continued investigation into the homicide, the accused male, 30-year-old Tyler Donnelly of Belleville was further charged with Second Degree Murder. Donnelly has been remanded into custody. The female victim has been identified as 26-year-old Shannan Leigh Hickey of Belleville. The Belleville Police Criminal Investigations Division with assistance from the Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate the incident.

Arrest made in Homicide Investigation
On the 21st of May at 1:28am, members of the Belleville Police Service’s Uniform Division responded to a residence on Hastings Park Drive after receiving a report of a homicide at the residence.
Upon arrival, police located a deceased 26-year-old female and a 30-year-old male who had lacerations to his wrists. Both parties were located inside the residence. Based on police observations and the initial investigation, the male was arrested for first degree murder. The male was transported by paramedics to the Kingston General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He remains in police custody at the hospital.
The names of the accused and deceased are not being released at this time pending next-of-kin notification.
The Belleville Police Criminal Investigations Division with assistance from the Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate the incident. Uniform police personnel remain at the residence preserving scene continuity.
Anyone who maybe a witness or has information regarding this incident is asked to email the Belleville Police Service at bps.tips@bellevilleps.ca or call Quinte Crime Stoppers.

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