Charges in Downtown Halifax bar homicide

Police have charged a man in relation to the homicide of Ryan Michael Sawyer that occurred last year in Halifax.

Earlier today, investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division arrested Alexander Pishori Levy, 37, after he turned himself in at police headquarters on Gottingen Street. Levy is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court today to face charges of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death in relation to the December 2022 homicide of Ryan Michael Sawyer who was 31 years old at the time. 

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on December 24, 2022, police responded to a report of a disturbance involving several people in the 1700 block of Brunswick Street in Halifax. Officers located Ryan unresponsive on the sidewalk, just east of Brunswick Street on Prince Street. He was transported to hospital where he later died. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy and ruled the manner of death to be a homicide.

At this time, investigators are not looking for additional suspects. However, investigators continue to ask anyone with information or video from the area who have not come forward to contact police at 902-490-5020.

Our thoughts remain with Ryan’s family and friends on the loss of their loved one.

Source: Release

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