Nova Scotia

Halifax police hope coat leads to shooter

Police in Halifax are hoping a jacket can lead them to Juamar Carvery's killer.

Police in Halifax are hoping a jacket can lead them to Juamar Carvery's killer.

On Thursday, Halifax Regional Police released photos of a jacket that was found in the area of Uniacke Square where Carvery lay bleeding on May 3, 2008.

Two patrol officers were on Gottingen Street just after midnight when they heard gunshots from the area of Sunrise Walk and Olympic Court. They found Carvery lying on a walkway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Carvery, 21, was rushed to a hospital, where he died a short time later.

Police said officers with police dogs found the jacket and several other items shortly after the shooting. They believe it was discarded by someone involved in the crime.

Investigators want to hear from anyone who has seen the black and silver jacket with Fubu written on the front.

"Ask themselves, 'Do they recognize that jacket, do they recognize somebody who might wear that jacket, particularly in the Uniacke Square-Gottingen Street area?' " said Sgt. Kevin Smith, spokesman for Halifax Regional Police.

At the time, police said it didn't appear that the shooting was a random act.

Neighbours have erected an impromptu memorial to Carvery on the path where he died. It includes plastic flowers, candles, and a handmade Father's Day card.