Thirty-one-year old man arrested in Nova Scotia rapper homicide investigation

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HALIFAX — Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in relation to the stabbing death of Nova Scotia rapper Pat Stay.

Investigators said the case was a homicide after the 36-year-old musician died on Sept. 4 in downtown Halifax.

Officers responded to a weapons call just before 1 a.m. on the morning of the incident and found Stay suffering from stab wounds on Lower Water Street when they arrived.

He was taken to hospital in ambulance, where he died from his injuries.

A number of hip-hop luminaries offered condolences on social media following Stay's death, with Canadian rapper Drake calling Stay one of his "fave rappers ever."

Police did not immediately indicate what charges would be laid in the case.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2022.

The Canadian Press