Saskatoon police are outlining more details on their investigation into the 2017 homicide of a father of five, as the accused make their way through the courts system.
Tyler Applegate, 27, was shot in the stomach at his 33rd Street home on July 22, 2017. He died of his injuries on Aug. 10.
The first arrests in the case weren’t made until May 4, 2018 — when Dustin Grainger and Dylan Chabot-Tyacke were charged with manslaughter. On May 23, Madison McKeaveney was arrested and also charged with manslaughter.
A week later, Dallin Singharath was apprehended and charged with second-degree murder.
In a Facebook post Wednesday morning, Saskatoon police laid out the timeline of the arrests and investigation, while also providing major crime’s theory of what happened.
The post alleges the events began when Applegate found Grainger urinating on his back fence and confronted him.
Police said Grainger left, and was picked up by Singharath, Chabot-Tyacke and McKeaveney in a stolen truck at a convenience store nearby.
The truck then returned to Applegate’s home, and the four allegedly got out and confronted the young father.
“At this point, Dallin Singharath shot Mr. Applegate in the stomach. Everyone got back into the truck and fled the scene,” police wrote in the post.
Police noted in their Facebook post the gap between the shooting and the arrests was due to investigators “delving into the evidence” and developing a plan for the investigation.
“When the investigation gets to a point where an arrest can be made, another plan is developed to make those arrests as effectively as possible,” they wrote.
The post adds investigators also plan to stay in contact with family affected by a homicide throughout the process, and they attempt to answer any questions asked.