Update Regarding College Street Homicide


On August 30, 2020, at approximately 2:50 PM Sarnia Police responded to an assault in the 100 block of College Street North. A male at the scene was transported to hospital and subsequently was pronounced dead due to the injuries he had sustained.


The victim in this matter is a James (“Jim”) Wilson, 76 years of age, of Sarnia, Ontario.

On August 30, 2020, shortly after the incident, three suspects were taken into custody and have since been charged with second degree murder. The three individuals are:

  1. Destiny Star Phillips, 26 years of age, of Sarnia

  2. Brandon Michael Knight, 24 years of age, of Sarnia

  3. Donald Albert Shawanoo, 57 years of age, of Sarnia

The Sarnia Police Service has cleared the crime scene on North College Street and the roadway is now open to the public. This was an isolated incident and the persons involved were familiar with each other.


Currently members of the Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigation Branch continue their investigation of the homicide and are still hoping to speak to anyone that may have information regarding this incident.

If you do have information you are please asked to call Detective Kent Jamieson at 519-344-8861, extension 6221, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca

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