Police release name of homicide victim, seek public assistance in Dartmouth homicide investigation


**** HRP Media Release

Police release name of homicide victim

Police are releasing the name of the victim in the homicide that occurred on Saturday in Dartmouth.

Police are now in a position to identify the victim as 25-year-old Joseph Beals of Dartmouth.​

At 2:10 p.m. on February 20, Halifax Regional Police responded to reports of a single vehicle crash into a utility pole at the intersection of Mount Edward Road and Cranberry Crescent in Dartmouth.​ The driver, Joseph Beals, had suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators continue to seek assistance from members of the public who may have video images, particularly from February 20, between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., for the following locations:​ ​

  • Main Street between Ridgecrest Drive and Lake Major Road in Dartmouth
  • Ridgecrest Drive in Dartmouth
  • Mount Edward Road in Dartmouth

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at​ www.crimestoppers.ns.ca​ or by using the P3 Tips app.

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