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Saskatoon Police search for Brandon Baxandall's accused killer

Police are searching for Jonathan Ouellet-Gendron who is accused of killing Brandon Baxandall

SASKATOON – Saskatoon Police are seeking tips in locating a man accused of killing 29-year-old Brandon Baxandall.

In May, police charged 33-year-old Jonathan Ouellet-Gendron with first-degree murder and released his photo to the public asking for help locating him.

“Jonathan Ouellet-Gendron remains wanted by police,” SPS spokesperson Joshua Grella told Monday.

Police say Ouellet-Gendron is wanted in connection to Baxandall’s homicide on May 19 in the 700 block of Melrose Avenue.

Police also charged Mohamed Abdula Ali with first-degree murder in Baxandall’s death. He appears in Saskatoon court next on July 26 by CCTV from the correctional centre.

According to SPS, members of their Major Crime, Serious Assault and Forensic Identification Sections started investigating after they received reports around 4:30 p.m. on May 19 of shots being fired in the area of 100 block of Main Street East. They found an injured man. Shortly after, police received more calls about shots fired in the 700 block of Melrose Avenue and found another injured man who was taken to Saskatoon City Hospital.

When police arrived at Melrose Avenue they found Baxandall deceased behind an apartment building. Police didn’t release the names of the two men, aged 25 and 35, who were injured.

Ouellet-Gendron still wanted

Police say Ouellet-Gendron is 5-foot-6 and about 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos including a Mayan statue on his right hand, a black rose on his left wrist and a gorilla on his upper torso.

Anyone with information on Jonathan Ouellet-Gendron’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him and call 9-1-1 or 306-975-8300. Ouellet-Gendron is believed to be in possession of a firearm. Anyone wishing to provide information but remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Gofundme for victim's family

Baxandall’s aunt has started a gofundme page to help raise money for funeral expenses and to set up a trust fund for Brandon Baxandall's children.

“Brandon did not have a life insurance policy and has left behind Tiffanni and their two children, Emersen and Fraeya,” Jamie Baxandall-Heidt posted on gofundme.

So far, $7,255 has been raised of the $30,000 goal.