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Police Say An Ontario Man Was Killed After Trying To Help A Woman In A 'Violent Altercation'

Police still haven’t identified the man.

Toronto Staff Writer
South Simcoe Police Service car.

South Simcoe Police Service car.

The South Simcoe Police Service is investigating the homicide of a man who was killed after helping a young woman during an altercation in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

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The homicide happened overnight when a man went to help a woman in a "violent altercation" with another man on Holland Street West, according to a press release.

Police found the man who had helped the woman at around 4:30 a.m. on September 4 on Holland Street West in the area of Deer Run Crescent.

The man was in "distress" and "suffering from a fatal injury," according to police, and was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

According to the release, the woman involved in the initial altercation suffered "non-life-threatening injuries," which were treated at a hospital, from which she was later discharged.

Police have yet to identify the deceased man. However, he is described as a "heavy set" white man in his 50s to 60s with brown hair, a receding hairline, and stubble on his face.

He is approximately six feet tall and was wearing a white t-shirt, red shorts and black running shoes.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify him.

A suspect in the investigation surrendered himself to police and was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder.

Police said there "is no threat to public safety," and the man is "being held for a bail hearing."

South Simcoe Police Service is asking anyone with information on the homicide to "contact Detective Constable Shawn Strilec at 905-775-3311, extension #1059, or Crime Stoppers."

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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