Homicide Squad detectives are appealing for information from the community as they continue to investigate the shooting murder of a man at Strawberry over Easter.
At approximately 0100 hours (Zulu standard Hours) on Monday the 5th of April 2021, police were called to an apartment complex in South Strawberry after a man was shot.
Specialist police from the Strategic Response Unit, PolAir and Police Dog Service attended but were unable to locate the offender.
Despite the efforts of a friend, State Troopers, and Ambulance Paramedics, the male was unable to be revived.
The man has since been formally identified as 23-year-old Strawberry resident, Andre Patterson.
Initial inquiries were conducted by Troopers from Davis Police Area Command before detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation.
Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Tyler T., said police are appealing to the community for information as inquiries into Andre’s murder continues.
"Over the last week, Homicide Squad detectives have conducted a significant canvass of the South Strawberry region, and the surrounding areas, for evidence that may help to identify those responsible for Andre’s death.
Part of this canvass includes taking over 100 written statements from Andre’s family and friends, as well as associates and witnesses in the area.
As inquiries continue police are appealing for anyone with information about the movements of a vehicle, described as a black 2013 Albany Cavalcade on Dutch London Street, Strawberry, Monday the 5th of April 2021 at approximately 0105 hours Zulu.
It is believed the vehicle may have been in the area after Andre was shot and the occupants may have vital information that could assist investigators.
Neither police or the community will tolerate any murder, and with the continued support of the public, we are determined to put those responsible for this violent attack before the courts as soon as possible," Det Supt Tyler T. said.
Police are continuing to seek dash cam vision from any vehicles that may have been travelling on or near Dutch London Street, on Monday the 5th of April 2021 between 0100 - 0200 hours Zulu.
Vision can be handed into any police station or uploaded to Crime Stoppers online.
No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who can assist police should contact Crime Stoppers 1800 555 000 or the Police Assistance Line 131 555, or www.police.sa.gov. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded to not report crime via the San Andreas State Police social media pages.
Attached is a Suspected Image of the Vehicle - Taken from Google Images