• Attempted Murder
  • Second Degree Murder

John Paul McCogg

Wanted on Canada-wide warrant for attempted murder, second degree murder.

On February 9 1998, police responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting at a restaurant in Toronto. Upon arrival officers found Alric Hanson, who had been shot in the face. Alric Hanson died of his wounds. A second shooting victim was taken to hospital and eventually recovered. As a result of an investigation by the Homicide Squad, a Canada-Wide arrest warrant was issued for John Paul McCogg on charges of Second Degree Murder and Attempted Murder.

Working in conjunction with Toronto Police Service, Homicide Squad.

Personal description
  • Aliases: John Dacosta / John Paul McCog / John Mcogg / John Paul Mc Cogg / John Mc Ogg / John Da Costa
  • Sex: Male
  • Born: November 1971
  • Place of Birth: Jamaïque
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Weight: 150 lbs / 68 kg
  • Height: 5 ft 8 in / 173 cm
  • Scars:
    • Top of right hand
    • Right cheek
    • Left shoulder
Other description
  • Birth mark on left elbow


Take no action to apprehend this person yourself. Report any information to the nearest RCMP detachment or the police in your area or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Considered to be:

  • Armed and dangerous
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