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Police charge third suspect in Hodder homicide

Thunder Bay police have arrested a third person in a May 2 homicide on Hodder Avenue, but continue to search for one remaining suspect.

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay police have arrested a third individual in connection with a May 2 homicide on Hodder Avenue, leaving one remaining suspect in the case at large.

Henok Daniel Banjaw, 29, of Thunder Bay was located by Thunder Bay Police Service officers on Tuesday evening, the force announced Wednesday.

Banjaw was expected to appear in bail court Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder.

The charge relates to the May 2 death of Adrian Richardson, who died of serious injuries sustained in a shooting incident, according to police.

Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene after responders were called to the 400s block area of Hodder Avenue around 11:30 that night, despite life-saving efforts, police reported.

Previously, police arrested Jacob Green, 20, of Thunder Bay, and Telique Rickets, 22, of Toronto. Both face a charge of first-degree murder in connection with Richardson’s death.

Police continue to search for a fourth suspect in the case, and are appealing to the public for tips. A photo of the suspect is included above.

The suspect is described as a male, standing about five-foot-eight, with a skinny or average build, and black curly hair. He is believed to be between the ages of 17 and 21 years old. In the video surveillance footage, he appears to be wearing a grey New Balance sweatshirt.

The TBPS urged members of the public to find a safe place to call 9-1-1 if they believe they have seen the suspect, warning against approaching or confronting them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 807-685-1200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, online at


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