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Two arrested after Beaverton homicide

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

The Durham Regional Police have arrested a 24-year-old male for the May stabbing death of Joshua Elliott in Beaverton.

On June 26, the DRPS announced that they had arrested Lucas Bovell in Toronto. He is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Elliott . He was returned to Durham Region and will appear for a bail hearing.

Following the arrest of Bovell, the DRPS arrested and charged a second suspect, a 20-year-old male, with aggravated assault in connection to the incident.

No further arrests are expected in connection to Elliott’s death.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Dennis (ext. 5402) or Det. Mamers (ext. 5247) of the Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520. Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

The death occurred following a disturbance among several men in downtown Beaverton on Friday, May 26, 2017 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Officers were called to a disturbance in the downtown area where a male was seen collapsed on Dundas Street.

The 21-year-old male victim was rushed to hospital in Orillia, but later succumbed to his injuries.