Charges laid in Halifax Waterfront homicide investigation

Halifax Police release:

Police have laid charges in the homicide of Davelle Rodney Vance Desmond that occurred earlier this month in Halifax.

On August 6 at approximately 9:40 p.m., police received a report of a disturbance that had occurred on the Halifax waterfront in the area of the 1500 block of Lower Water Street. Officers located an unresponsive man on the boardwalk. The victim 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. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Davelle Rodney Vance Desmond. 

Yesterday, the suspect turned himself in at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street in Halifax. A 17-year-old-youth is scheduled to appear in Halifax Youth Court today to face one count of manslaughter.

Our thoughts are with Davelle’s family and loved ones.

Members from the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the case and are asking anyone with information about the incident or video from the area, who has not already spoken with police, to call 902-490-5020. 

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