Trio, charged with the homicide of Ajax man, was arrested on the positioning of a standoff with Durham Police in Oshawa

Homicide investigators are investigating the death of a man in a residential area of ​​Ajax early Thursday, November 11th.

Three people were charged with second degree murder in the death of an Ajax man.

Maurice Fullerton, 33, was found with gunshot wounds in a house on Pembry Drive in Ajax at around 4:25 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, police reportedly reported.

The three suspects were arrested from a house on Highland Avenue in Oshawa after a six-hour confrontation with police.

During the stalemate, the nearby Clara Hughes Public School, St. Hedwig Catholic School, and David Bouchard Public School had a hold-and-secure order for most of the school day.

Devin Mandley-Byer, 22, Trevor Kotzma, 25 and Michael Rodgers, 25, have all been charged with second degree murder.

The death is the seventh murder in the Durham area this year, according to police.

Anyone with new information about this murder is encouraged to contact Det Graham of the Serious Criminal Murders Division at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5418.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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