News release

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of 26-year-old Brandon Reginald Polegato last year.

Mr. Polegato was found dead in the hallway of an apartment building on Washmill Lake Drive in Halifax on Sunday, February 7, 2021. That evening, residents had called 911 after hearing shots, and Halifax Regional Police arrived to find Mr. Polegato had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Investigators believe there are people who may have information that could result in arrests and possible charges in relation to the death.

“I urge anyone with information to come forward,” said Brad Johns, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “I hope the addition of this case to the rewards program will assist investigators to identify those responsible.”

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. People who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded.

Quick Facts:

  • the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program is an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes
  • the reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be allocated as deemed just by the provincial Minister of Justice
  • employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward
  • anyone with information on this crime who prefers to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Nova Scotia at: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Additional Resources:

A photo of Brandon Polegato and details about the case are available at: