A Regina man is facing three murder charges in the death of three Regina residents between Nov. 9, 2019, and Jan. 5, say officials.
Dillon Ricky Whitehawk, 25, is accused of killing three people — Keesha Cree Bitternose, 29, Jordan Gaiton Denton, 27, and Keenan Scott Toto, 23.
Denton, who is the victim of the city’s eighth homicide in 2019, was found dead Nov. 9 in the 800 block of Robinson Street.
Toto, the city’s ninth homicide victim of 2019, was found dead on Dec. 1 in the 1200 block of Queen Street. Regina police confirmed both victims were shot.
Bitternose, who is the city’s first homicide of 2020, was found dead on Jan. 5 at a residence in the 1500 block of Cameron Street.
Whitehawk is charged with first-degree murder in all three deaths. He’s also facing two charges of possession of a firearm or ammunition, contrary to prohibition.
Dillon Ricky Whitehawk, 25, of Regina and Kurtis Clayton Thomas, 20, of Saskatoon have also been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bitternose.
“These types of investigations take time to gather evidence and to interview people. As soon as we could obtain appropriate evidence to proceed with charges we arrested people for these incidents,” said Supt. Corey Zaharuk, with the Regina Police Service and in charge of their investigative services division.
“To their family and friends I want to extend our condolences and I also want to thank their family members for their support while we investigated these deaths. Police and victim service members had and will continue to have ongoing regular contact with them.”
Regina police confirmed all three accused are members of a Saskatchewan-based street gang, but chose not to release which gang they are from.
Whitehawk and Thomas made their first appearance on the charges Thursday at Regina provincial court.