Niagara Regional Police Service Homicide Unit detectives are appealing to the public for their help in identifying a murder suspect. The murder occurred on September 6th, 2023, at 2:50am on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls. The victim died in hospital from stab wound.
At the request of the next of the kin no information regarding the deceased is going to be released.
The victim, a witness, and the unknown suspect had become involved in an argument that escalated to violence. The violent incident left the victim mortally injured and the suspect is believed to be injured on the face or head. The suspect may also have an injury to a hand, but this is not confirmed. The suspect fled the area on foot. Detectives have tracked the suspect’s last known location to the area of Morrison Street and 1st Avenue.
As detectives continue to develop suspect information there is a belief that he lives in the area.
The suspect in the images is wanted for the Criminal Code offence of:
Second Degree Murder
Anyone who recognizes the suspect should contact their local police and not confront him.
If you are a friend or family member of the suspect, please encourage him to contact legal counsel to surrender peacefully.
Detectives would like to acknowledge the cooperation of the local businesses that were impacted while the Victoria Avenue scene was processed.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating detectives by calling 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 which leads to an arrest.
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Anyone (residents or businesses) in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for suspicious activity for the period between 2:00am and 4:00am on September 6, 2023.
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