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Second person charged in Owen Sound murder investigation

Two people now stand accused of first-degree murder in connection to a homicide in Owen Sound on July 11
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A 25-year-old North York man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder as part of an ongoing police investigation into a homicide in Owen Sound earlier this summer. 

Police were called to an apartment on Sixth Avenue West at about 1 a.m. on July 11 for a report of a shooting. Police say they found one person dead at the scene, the identity of the victim is not being released. Investigators say the shooting was "targeted." 

According to a joint news release issued Aug. 22 from Owen Sound Police and the Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigations Branch, police arrested Donte'a Ryan Mitchell of North York and charged him with first-degree murder. He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

On July 12, police arrested and charged Dustin Noonan, 34, of Owen Sound with first-degree murder for the same homicide investigation. 

None of the charges against either accused have been proven in court. 

Investigators are still asking for video surveillance footage from the area for the timeframe of July 10 at 11 p.m. to July 11 at 3:30 a.m. 

The areas that investigators are interested in include:

  • Area between Alpha Street to 1st Ave West, between 10th Street West and 14th Street West.
  • Area between 2nd Ave West to 8th Ave West, between 26th Street West and 29th Street West.
  • Area between 2nd Ave East to 4th Ave East, between 17th Street East and 18th Street East.

Police ask anyone with video surveillance footage that they are willing to share to help with the investigation to submit it through this link. 

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the CIB and involves members of the OSPS, OSPS Crime Unit, OPP West Region Crime Prevention and Investigations, OSPS and OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS), the OPP Regional Support Team (RST), in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. 

If you have information that might assist the investigation, please call Owen Sound Police Service at 519-376-1234. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.