Waterloo Regional Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Shooting in Cambridge Homicide

Media Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario – On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police responded to a residence on Birkinshaw Road, Cambridge after receiving reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police located a 19-year-old male with injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police have grounds to arrest Alex Resendes, 18, from Cambridge for second-degree murder in connection to this incident.

Mr. Resendes was last seen in the area of Myers Road and Highway 24 in Cambridge and may be armed. If seen, do not approach but call 9-1-1 immediately.

In the interest of community safety, we are releasing his name and photo and seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.

Mr. Resendes is described as being five feet eight inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing dark running shoes, khaki or blue jeans and no shirt when he was last seen.

Waterloo Regional Police have been on scene throughout the night, including members of our Major Crime Unit, Detectives, Forensic Identification, and Canine Unit. The Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) was also deployed in an attempt to locate the suspect.

A large police presence will remain in the area throughout the next several days as police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the WRPS Major Crime Branch at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
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