The HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit continues to investigate last night’s homicide in Halifax.
At approximately 8:40 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons call in the 2700 block of Clifton Street in Halifax. A man in his thirties was pronounced deceased at the scene, and a second man, also in his thirties, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released. The name of the deceased is being withheld until his family has been notified and an autopsy has been completed. The autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.
Police are looking for information on two white men, between the ages of 20-30, who were seen fleeing the building on foot heading north on Clifton Street toward St. Alban’s Street. They both were described as wearing athletic clothing.
Though we are in the early stages of the investigation, police don’t believe this incident is random, as it is drug related.
Investigators in the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit are receiving cooperation from the people we’ve spoken with so far. However, they are continuing to ask anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to contact police at 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.