Robie Street resident fatally stabs home invader

Halifax Regional Police are providing an update in relation to the death reported on Friday night in Halifax. 

On December 30, 2022 at 6:56 p.m. police responded to a report of an injured person near a residence in the 3100-block of Robie Street. Responding officers located a 26-year-old man who had been stabbed and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Through the investigation it has been determined that two men committing a home invasion were confronted by an occupant of the residence. An altercation occurred resulting in the death of one of the men attempting to invade the home. The other man fled the area but later turned himself in to police. Investigators have determined this was not a random incident.

The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy and has ruled the manner of death to be a homicide. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Anthony Robert Herritt. 

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Officers arrested two men at the scene upon initial arrival to the address. Both of those individuals have been released from custody. Criminal charges are not being considered at this time in relation to the death.

Tyler Jayson Saulnier, 28, will be appearing in Halifax provincial court on January 3 to face the following charges in relation to the home invasion:

  • Break and enter to commit indictable offence of assault with a weapon 
  • Possession of weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Wearing a disguise
  • Breach of probation 

Members of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to ask anyone with information or video from the area, who has not yet spoken with police, to call 902-490-5020. 

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