Six months ago, Windsor Police launched the only homicide investigation of 2018 that has yet to identify the suspects that are responsible. Since then, no new leads have appeared and they have still been unable to prosecute those who are responsible. In a tweet released early today, Windsor Police announced that they are offering $5,000 to anyone who can help lead to the arrest of those responsible for the homicide.
In the tweet, Windsor Police hint that there may be someone within Ontario that has information to this case that has not yet been revealed. Windsor Police state, "Someone knows something! Please call us,".
The reward revolves around a homicide case that took place on Monday, August 27, 2018, at approximately 2:40 in the morning. 20-year-old Jason Pantlitz and his 19-year-old female friend were at the intersection of University Avenue and Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor, just outside of a pizza restaurant, when shots were fired at them.
The shots occurred after two men ran towards Pantlitz-Solomon. The two suspects fired several rounds towards the victims from the firearms that they were carrying before fleeing the scene.
Six months ago today our service launched the only active HOMICIDE investigation from 2018 that has yet to identify the responsible parties.— Windsor Police (@WindsorPolice) February 27, 2019
Someone knows something! Please call us or remain anonymous @CStoppers . Case 18-72837 pic.twitter.com/w5Cbci7k40
The 19-year-old female was shot in the leg and was treated in hospital before being released. Pantlitz-Solomon was shot several times and succumbed to his injuries.
Police are now looking for the two suspects who were both wearing sweaters with hoods that covered over their head to conceal their identity. Witnesses described the suspects as being black or Hispanic males with one suspect having darker skin than the other. Yet, no other concrete details were revealed about the suspect's appearances.
It is believed that the suspects fled the scene in a newer model white Nissan Altima. The following day, a white Nissan Altima was involved in an incident with Peel Regional Police. It is believed to be the same suspect and vehicle as the shooting that occurred in Windsor the night before.
A male suspect fled from the vehicle and a handgun was recovered in the car that is believed to had been used in the murder of Pantiltz-Solomon.
Anyone with information on this case is to contact Windsor Police or Crime Stoppers. This is not the first time that Windsor Police have offered an award for the homicide case, back in October Windsor Police also released an award.