$75,000 Reward offered in Ashton Dickson Homicide Investigation - Video available

Posted On Friday June 26, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 26, 2020      10:30am 

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is offering a reward of up to $75,000 for information leading to the arrest of Ashton Dickson’s killer. Today marks the third anniversary of his murder and the OPS Homicide Unit has also released security video taken on the night of Ashton’s shooting and is urging witnesses to come forward. 

“This is an active investigation and our detectives have pursued multiple leads over the last three years. We know that there are several people who were there and witnessed this murder but have not spoken to police. They have important information that could help solve this case,” said Staff Sgt. Bruce Pirt. “We are asking those in the video to contact us. We need your help and we need you to come forward with the information you have.” 

The video released today shows that there were multiple people who witnessed the murder and saw the killer but have not spoken to investigators.  Some of these witnesses are thought to be in the Toronto area and the United States. 

Dickson’s mother, Donna Dickson, joined police in calling on witnesses to come forward. 

“We the family of Ashton Dickson, are appealing for the public’s assistance in identifying any of these individuals. It has been three years since Ashton was taken from us. While everyone else continue with their lives, our family continues to mourn his death. There is still a killer walking the streets that needs to be brought to justice. He was only 25 years old and he left behind a daughter that he will never get to meet. If you were at Mingle Room on June 26, 2017 or you have any information, please come forward and contact the Ottawa Police. We need your help.” 

Ashton was murdered on June 26, 2017 outside a nightclub located at 470 Rideau Street. Police believe that an altercation began in the club and continued into the street. The shooter and his associates escaped on foot through the nearby parking lot of a motel across the street. 

This is an active investigation and is one of several currently under review by the Homicide Unit. 

Anyone with information about the identity of persons who can be seen in the video or witnesses can contact the Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 8, 2017      3:06pm

Major Crime Investigators are looking to speak to 7 witnesses

(Ottawa)—Major Crime Unit investigators are interested in identifying and talking to seven (7) males that may have information to assist the Ottawa Police investigation into the homicide of Ashton Dickson (see pictures).

Ashton was murdered on June 26 on Rideau Street outside an establishment on Rideau Street.

Anyone with information can contact Major Crime Unit Detective Jim O’Connell-Smith at 613-236-1222, ext. 5149. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 30, 2017      2:00pm 

Major Crime Investigators are looking for more witnesses

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Unit is reaching out to the people who were either inside or outside of the establishment located at 470 Rideau Street prior or during the time of the homicide on Rideau Street, Monday, June 26 at 1:00am. 

If pictures or videos were taken, they can be sent directly to info@ottawapolice.ca or anonymously through www.CrimeStoppers.ca.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Ottawa Police's Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 26, 2017,  2:50pm 

Update: Homicide Investigation on Rideau Street

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Unit confirm the identity of the victim from this morning’s shooting on Rideau Street at 1:00am, June 26, 2017.  

Ashton Dickson, 25 of Ottawa, succumbed to his injuries on scene.   Investigation continues. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Ottawa Police's Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday June 26, 2017, 3:20am

Homicide Investigation on Rideau Street

(Ottawa) - The Ottawa Police Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that took place in the area of Rideau Street and Augusta Street on Monday, June 26, 2017 at approximately 1:00 am.

Patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area and located an injured adult male.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Rideau Street remains closed between Chapel Street and Augusta Street for the police investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police's Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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