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Death ruled a homicide – Dartmouth

The suspicious death that occurred in Dartmouth yesterday has been ruled a homicide.

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At 8:49 p.m. on April 16, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an injured man inside a residence in the 0-100 block of Portland Street in Dartmouth. Upon arrival officers located a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. EHS pronounced the man deceased at the scene.

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Based on today’s autopsy, the Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide and identified the victim as 52-year-old Darren Clyde Reid of Dartmouth.

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Patrol members arrested a 68-year-old man from Dartmouth at the scene, last night. He remains in police custody and charges are expected. This is not a random act as the victim and the suspect knew one another.

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The investigation, being led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and including Forensic Identification officers, is ongoing.

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We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police by calling 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip using the T 3 Tip App.

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Source: Media Release

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