(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A huge police presence has erupted on the cities south side this evening at the corner of Brodie Street South & Arthur.
Thunder Bay Police Service, Superior North EMS along with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to the scene shortly before 6:30 pm.
6 police cruisers, an ambulance and a fire truck were on the location of 300 Brodie Street South.
Residents in the area said they believe someone was stabbed, and another person told us they heard 3 gunshots.
One person was sent to hospital with at least 3 gunshot wounds, they have since succumbed to their injuries. Police are looking for the suspects who are believed to be black southern Ontario gang members.
The victim Has been identified as 35-year-old convicted killer Geoff Corbeil (pictured below), a resident of Thunder Bay. Next of kin has been notified.
Corbeil was shot in the leg/chest and bled out, our sources indicate. There were also multiple people in the house with warrants for their arrest at the time.
This is the cities 7th homicide of 2018.
Multiple people were seen being placed in police vehicles.
Undercover officers are believed to have been watching the house during this incident and saw the black Toronto gang members ambush the residence and then flee the scene.
Word on the street is that the southern Ontario gangs are attempting to completely take over the town, and don’t want others selling drugs on their “turf”.
MORNING UPDATED PHOTOS
POLICE MEDIA RELEASE
Police put out this low detail media release around 7:25 am on November 12th. They try to say that next of kin wasn’t notified 13 hours after the situation unfolded, yet his mother and baby momma were posting about it online well before we knew. His mother is how we found out.
Homicide 300 block of South Brodie Street
Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to reports of possible gunfire in a residence on the 300 block of South Brodie Street just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
When officers arrived they found a male with serious life-threatening injuries. Police with the assistance of Superior North EMS paramedics and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue firefighters began emergency medical treatment.
The 35-year-old male was transported to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in efforts to save his life. The male was pronounced deceased shortly after 7 p.m.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
SOME BACKGROUND ON CORBEIL
March 31st, 2005 at approximately 7:00 am Thunder Bay Police Service officers and Superior North EMS paramedics responded to a call in the 500-block of North James Street. Upon their arrival they found Patrick Shane Kwandibens lying on the ground just outside Limbrick Place.
35-year-old Kwandibens had 38-stab wounds in his chest and was unresponsive. The victim was convicted previously for a home invasion in which three people had been stabbed.
On April 3rd, 2005 then 23-year-old Geoffrey Christopher Corbeil was charged with sexual assault, uttering threats and second-degree murder. A second suspect, then 37-year old Robert Lloyd Gray was being hunted down by police.
Police described Gray as dangerous, as he had prior prison terms and assaults. Gray was also described as being 256 pounds, long black hair, a tears-and-stars-shaped tattoo below his left eye and a faint swastika on his forehead.
Gray, an indigenous man, was arrested on April 8th, 2005 and charged with second-degree murder and breach of probation.
Fast-forward to July 27th, 2006 and Corbeil pleaded to the lesser charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to 9 years in a federal penitentiary. After his pre-sentence custody was calculated, he only had 5 more years to go.
Admitted facts were that Corbeil and Gray attacked Kwandibens due to an issue they had when they were all doing time together in Stony Mountain.
We are unsure at this time what happened during Gray’s trial.
Robert Gray would also become the victim of a homicide. 50-year-old Robert Gray was found dead along with 22-year-old Kory Lee Campbell at a Carl Avenue residence in mid 2017.
41-year-old Garnett Loon and 19-year-old Kailee Loon were arrested in Sioux Lookout shortly after the gruesome discovery and charged each with second-degree murder. Garnett Loon would later have his charge upgraded to first-degree murder.
The Loons knew Gray and Campbell, police say.
Garnet Loon has over 30 previous convictions for violence and had plead guilty in 2009 for the 2007 Christmas Eve death of 18-year-old Jordan Achneepineskum. Achneepineskum was found with serious injuries to his head in an apartment complex.
Both Garnet Loon and Robert Gray are known members of the Native Syndicate criminal street gang.
Robert Gray’s girlfriend in 2002 was Meredith Achneepineskum. She was charged and acquitted due to a lack of evidence with the murder of Robert Gray’s sister, Jocelyn Gray.
Jocelyn Gray was stabbed in the chest while she slept. Robert Gray was widely suspected of stabbing his sister to death but was never charged
Police remain on scene, investigating what had happened. Please avoid the area.
With files from Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition
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