Halifax police charge man with second-degree murder in homicide

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HALIFAX — Police in Halifax have charged a man with second degree murder in connection with a friday night homicide in the city.

The charge comes after authorities arrested three people at the scene following a call from the 1200 block of Barrington Street.

They say 21-year-old Damien Lamoureux was found in the area with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed and was rushed to hospital where he died about three hours later.

Authorities ruled Lamoureux's cause of death a homicide after an autopsy.

Mitchell William Coles, 26, has been charged with second degree murder while the other two people originally taken into custody were released without charges on Saturday.

They say they don’t believe this is a random incident and are asking anyone with information to call police.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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