6:12 am - Friday, December 15 2017
Home / News / Updated: Suspicious Death in Halifax Ruled Homicide
DSC_9135

Updated: Suspicious Death in Halifax Ruled Homicide

DSC_9141

Updated: Arrest Made

A Halifax man has been charged with second degree murder for a homicide that occurred yesterday in Halifax.

At approximately 12:16 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an unresponsive man inside a unit in an apartment building on Autumn Drive. Responding officers located a deceased man who had been stabbed. The victim has been positively identified as 26-year-old Blaine Gordon Clothier of Halifax.

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m., a 25-year-old man was taken into custody in an apartment in the 5000 block of Inglis Street. Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged Benjamin Joshua Gillis of Halifax with second degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court this afternoon. Source: Media Release

DSC_9151

Original Release

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

At approximately 12:16 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an unresponsive male in an apartment building on Autumn Drive. Responding officers located a deceased male inside.

DSC_9150

Yesterday afternoon a 25-year-old man was taken into custody in an apartment in the 5000 block of Inglis Street and is currently in police custody.

An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted today by the Medical Examiner’s Office. The identity of the victim will be withheld pending positive identification as well as next of kin notification.

DSC_9144

Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate the death. They are seeking the public’s assistance and are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 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 – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Source: Media Release

DSC_9135

 

About Haligonia Editors

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...

DSC_0629_wm

Police arrest man for bomb threat

Halifax Regional Police currently have a man in custody in relation to a bomb threat...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *