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Victim of aggravated assault dies

The victim of an aggravated assault that occurred last month in Halifax has died. Our thoughts are with the victims family and loved ones.

On July 20 at 7:30 p.m., police responded to an injured person call at the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen Streets. The victim, a 51-year-old man from Halifax, was located at the scene with a head injury and transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim remained in hospital where he later died on August 28. An autopsy was conducted yesterday by the Medical Examiner’s Office; however, more in-depth testing is required to determine the manner of death.

Through the investigation, officers obtained information that the victim had been assaulted by another man. At this point in the investigation, it is believed that the victim and the suspect are known to each other. The suspect is described as a man, between the ages of 40-50, approximately 5’5”, medium build with facial hair.

On the morning of July 26, police interviewed a 50-year-old man from Halifax in relation to the assault. He was not charged in relation to this incident.

Investigators in the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate this matter and are asking anyone who was in the area of Buddy Daye and Gottingen Streets between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on July 20, or anyone with information about this incident to come forward 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 – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.


Source: Media Release

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