Homicide Detectives Investigating Fatal Stabbing on Victoria Avenue – Niagara Falls – Update 1

Detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Homicide Unit continue to investigate a September 6, 2023, stabbing that left an adult male dead.

The initial investigation has determined that officers responded to stabbing that had escalated from a fight between a group of people. The victim was stabbed with a knife during the fight and left on the ground. The victim was treated at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital for further care.  The victim later died from the injury. 

The incident is not believed to be random. There is not believed to be a threat to the public stemming from this incident.

The crime scene that had closed Victoria Avenue and the near by businesses has been processed by the NRPS Forensic Services Unit.  A knife was located near the scene and seized. The scene and roadway have been cleared and re-opened.

Area residents and businesses with external surveillance capabilities that captures Victoria Avenue between Morrison Street and Simcoe Street are encouraged to review their footage and contact the lead homicide detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension #1009124.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.

Incident #23-100065

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Original Release – September 6, 2023 – 8:51am