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Second suspect charged with murder in Pearl Street shooting

Police charge 49-year-old Thunder Bay man with first-degree murder in connection with shooting death.
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Thunder Bay Police Service responded to an incident on Pearl Street on Sunday. (File)

THUNDER BAY – A second suspect has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a local man on Pearl Street on Sunday.

The Thunder Bay Police Service announced Wednesday investigators with the Major Crimes Unit had charged James Howard Halverson, 49, of Thunder with first-degree murder and breach of undertaking.

Police laid a first-degree murder charge Monday against 44-year-old Jaime Osmar, along with a charge of breach of recognizance, in connection with the death of a 41-year-old Thunder Bay man whose name has not yet been released.

Officers responded to the incident around 10:15 p.m. Sunday, finding a victim with serious injuries in the 200s block of Pearl Street. He was later pronounced dead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

A third suspect in the case remains at large.

Police detained multiple people Monday as part of the investigation after gaining entry to an Ambrose Street home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 807-684-1200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, online at


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