Police investigating fatal stabbing in Ajax

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A person is lifeless following an in a single day stabbing in an Ajax car parking zone and one other male is in hospital after being struck by a car in the identical car parking zone, Durham Regional Police say.

Officers responded to experiences of a stabbing in a car parking zone exterior the King Castle Bar & Grill, situated on Westney Road South close to Clements Road West, at round 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Police mentioned two males reportedly bought right into a struggle in the car parking zone earlier than the stabbing occurred.

“During that altercation, one of the males pulled out a knife and stabbed the second. That male was taken to a Toronto-area trauma centre where he has since succumbed to his injuries,” Sgt Joanne Bortoluss informed CP24 on the scene.

Police have recognized the sufferer as a 28-year-old man.

The murder unit has taken over the investigation.

Meanwhile, a male pedestrian was struck by a car in the identical car parking zone throughout the time of the stabbing, Bortoluss mentioned.

The pedestrian was additionally taken to a trauma centre in Toronto in severe situation, and a suspect has been arrested.

“The driver of the vehicle is in police custody for the driving incident, not the stabbing incident,” Bortoluss mentioned.

The suspect has been charged with harmful operation inflicting bodily hurt.

The automobile concerned in the collision was seen being towed away from the scene.

Bortoluss mentioned it’s unclear if the stabbing and the pedestrian who was struck are linked incidents.

“So homicide is currently on scene. They are going through the physical evidence as well as video evidence and we’re going to hope to piece all that together,” Bortoluss mentioned.

She added that the murder unit believes they know the identification of the suspect linked to the stabbing however are nonetheless in the early phases of their investigation and haven’t launched an outline.

Anyone with data or video surveillance is being requested to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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