Police have five people in custody following a suspicious death last evening in Dartmouth.
At 7:42 pm June 16, Halifax Regional Police, including the Patrol, K-9, Emergency Response and Quick Response Units, responded to the 0-100 block of Hastings Drive in Dartmouth for an injured person call.
Upon arrival, officers discovered an injured man outside a residential building. He was transported to the Dartmouth General Hospital by EHS with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. Officers also located an unresponsive woman inside a building. EHS attended and pronounced the woman deceased. Police don't believe this to be a random act.
Just after 10:30 p.m., patrol officers arrested three men in Dartmouth in relation to a suspicious death earlier that evening. The 33-year-old, 24-year-old and 27-year-old are being held for questioning. This morning, a 19-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were also taken into custody in Halifax and are being held for questioning.
The investigation, led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and including Forensic Identification officers, is ongoing and we remain on scene. At this time, we anticipate being on scene throughout the day.
Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 902-490-5020. 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.