KAWARTHA LAKES-It’s been one year since Amy Rogers heard the sound of her son’s voice. One year since she heard the words “I love you” for the last time.
“Alex was an amazing man, he loved his family and friends a lot.” his mom told Kawartha 411 News. “My son would do anything for anyone.”
Tobin loved animals but was afraid of spiders, he loved to ride his new snowmobile and he loved his family according to his mom.
Read more about Alex here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2020/02/19/alex-tobin-remembered-as-a-kind-hard-working-young-man/
It was February 18th 2020 that police were called to an apartment in Omemee. 18-year-old Alex Tobin was allegedly shot in the chest at approximately in a building on King Street in Omemee. He was taken to hospital by Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services where he succumbed to his injuries.
Two people were charged but those charges were subsequently dropped. Marie Henein of Henein Hutchison LLP is the lawyer for those who were charged said the crown withdrew the charges because her clients ware innocent.
“The Crown withdrew the charges because there was no reasonable prospect of conviction,” Henein explained. “A review of the evidence in the possession of the police determined that Zachary Simmonds and his brother, Aaron, were not at the scene at the time of the offence and did not commit the crime. Zachary and Aaron Simmonds are innocent as the evidence established.”
Friends and family took to the streets of Lindsay marching for justice for Alex last September. Watch the video here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2020/09/26/friends-and-family-of-teen-shot-and-killed-in-omemee-march-for-justice-as-his-killer-remains-at-large/
Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) continue to actively investigate this homicide, according to police.
“This is an active and on-going homicide investigation, encourage anyone with information to reach out to police.” Const. Carrie Lanning told Kawartha 411.
Investigators are requesting any persons who may have witnessed this incident or have information pertaining to it, contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.kh.crimestoppersweb.com.