Update - Homicide700 Block Melrose Avenue


May 24, 2022 1:09 PM

The Saskatoon Police Service is requesting assistance in locating a man charged in Saskatoon’s latest homicide.

Jonathan Ouellet-Gendron (DOB 1988-09-16) is described as 5’6” in height, approximately 140 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos including a Mayan statue on his right hand, a black rose on his left wrist and a gorilla on his upper torso. A photo is attached for distribution.

Ouellet-Gendron is a suspect in a homicide that occurred on May 19th, 2022, in the 700 Block of Melrose Avenue. He is charged with First Degree Murder.

Anyone with information on Jonathan Ouellet-Gendron’s whereabouts is asked to avoid approaching him and call 9-1-1 or 306-975-8300. Ouellet-Gendron is believed to be in possession of a firearm. Anyone wishing to provide information but remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Information regarding the investigation, including video evidence, is also being requested by the SPS.

The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section has arrested a 35 year old in connection to the homicide on May 19, 2022. He is charged with first degree murder and will appear in court Tuesday May 24, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (Information #991197270)

The victim has been identified as Brandon Baxandall.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with video evidence or information believed to be relevant is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


May 19, 2022 7:12 PM

Members of the Major Crime, Serious Assault and Forensic Identification Sections are investigating following reports of shots being fired and an injured male.

Police received the initial report at approximately 4:30 p.m., May 19, 2022.  An injured man was reported to be in the 100 block of Main Street East.  Shortly after, additional calls to Police reported shots being fired in the 700 block of Melrose Avenue.  In addition, another injured male was reported to have been transported to City Hospital.

Upon arrival to the 700 block of Melrose Avenue responding officers located a deceased male behind an apartment building.  Investigators are currently on-scene.

 The two injured males are being treated for their injuries at this time.  Their condition is unknown.

The public is asked to avoid the area around the 700 block of Melrose Avenue.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.