News release

Dartmouth Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Photo of Nelson Tyrelle Beals

Police are asking for the public's help in the investigation of the 2022 homicide of Nelson Tyrelle Beals. (Contributed)

The Province is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the homicide of 34-year-old Nelson Tyrelle Beals.

“We need the public’s help for information on the death of Mr. Beals, no matter how small it may seem,” said Brad Johns, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “The Beals family has suffered a terrible loss, and they deserve closure. Investigators are asking for the public’s help on behalf of the family. I urge anyone with information to contact the rewards program.”

Early in the morning of June 11, 2022, police responded to a report of a shooting on Viscaya Place in Dartmouth. Officers found Mr. Beals had been shot, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe there are people who have information that has not been shared with police that could result in arrests and possible charges.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. People with information who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Nova Scotia at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Quick Facts:

  • the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program is an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes
  • the reward amount will be based on the investigative value of the information provided
  • including this case, there are now 119 active cases in the program
  • five cash awards have been paid out since the program started in 2006
  • employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward

Additional Resources:

Information about the case is available at:

Other cases under the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program are listed at: