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Jacket found at murder scene could be key piece in puzzle

Halifax police hope a sporty black and silver jacket found the nightJuamar Carvery was killed will put a major piece in their murderinvestigation puzzle.

Halifax police hope a sporty black and silver jacket found the night Juamar Carvery was killed will put a major piece in their murder investigation puzzle.

The 21-year-old father of two was shot to death near Uniacke Square almost a year ago.

The Halifax Regional Police investigator heading up the Carvery case told the media yesterday the jacket, adorned with the word Fubu, was found underneath a car on Wood Avenue and could be “quite significant to the investigation.”

“That’s why we want to present it now,” Sgt. Kevin Smith said, as he stood on Olympic Court next to a memorial dedicated to Carvery.

That’s also where patrol officers found Carvery suffering from several gun shot wounds after midnight last May 3. He died in hospital.

“We believe it belongs to one of the suspects in the shooting,” Smith said, adding the jacket turned up when a police dog led officers to the cul-de-sac off North Street.

“We just feel that there’s potential for people to possibly recognize it and come forward,” he said.

Police have “several persons of interest” in mind, Smith said. “Our witness information suggests that there were three suspects that fled north in the direction of the MacDonald Bridge.”

A woman who lives next to the walkway where police found Carvery said yesterday she heard five gunshots ring out that fateful night.

“I looked out the window and (saw) the police,” she said. “I was shaking.”

The woman, who called herself Angela, said the young man “was like one of her boys” and that community members are still upset over his death.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the major crime unit at 490-5333.

“Knowing what occurred — and by no means do we think we know everything — is one thing (and) proving it is another thing,” Smith said. “That’s a burden that we have to contend with.”

 
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