Saint John police look for 5th man in killing of Justin Breau last summer
Saint John Police have charged a fourth man and are still searching for a fifth in connection with the murder of Justin Breau last summer.
Around 5 p.m. Thursday, Saint John police arrested 33-year-old Travis Boudreau, who appeared in court Friday afternoon.
Travis Boudreau is charged with first-degree murder and will be back in court on February 10.
They also issued an arrest warrant for 28-year-old Evan Louis Tobias on first-degree murder.
Tobias is described as 1.80 m tall, of medium height, with black curly hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his left cheek and above his right eye.
“He is asked to report immediately to police at 1 Peel Plaza in Saint John or by phone at 506-648-3333,” according to a new press release sent out Friday morning.
Anyone with information regarding Tobias’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-TIPS.
Three men have already appeared in court this week. On Thursday, Donald Robert Walker, 50, and Dustin Trey Walker-Hammond, 24, were charged with first-degree murder.
A day earlier, Charles William Shatford, 47, was also charged with first-degree murder.
The Crown refused to release all three, leaving them in prison until the bail hearings can take place.
When they appeared in court on Thursday, Walker and Walker-Hammond were ordered to have no contact with each other and with Charles Shatford and Evan Tobias.
Walker and Walker-Hammond will be back in court on February 9th.
Charles Shatford, meanwhile, is due back in court on February 10.
Shatford has a known connection to Breau, who was stabbed to death at his Charles Street flat after three masked men broke in on August 17, 2022.
Breau was found not guilty to the murder of Shatford’s brother Mark in December 2020.
At trial, Breau admitted to shooting Mark Shatford outside his West Side apartment on November 17, 2019, but said he did it in self-defense after a drug deal went wrong.
In his closing statement to the jury, Crown prosecutor Patrick Wilbur said the shooting was the result of a “drug rip-off gone horribly wrong”. He said Breau went to 321 Duke St. West with two other men to rob a drug dealer.
Wilbur said Shatford fought back and chased Breau out of the apartment.
Breau testified that he thought Shatford would kill him. He said he came across a shotgun in the back seat of the vehicle he borrowed, grabbed it and shot Shatford in the abdomen.
Shatford underwent numerous surgeries to repair hundreds of holes in his internal organs but died in hospital a month later.
“Mark Shatford died a slow, painful and miserable death nearly a month later,” Wilbur told jurors.