One Man Dead and Another in Custody

UPDATE: The victim of the Sunday night stabbing has been identified. 32 year old Matthew Mckinnon died from the stab wounds. They tried lifesaving efforts but were unsuccessful. 

After a standoff with police, suspect Ryan Russell Ballantyne surrendered. The 34 year old has been charged with second degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon. He has been held in custody.

One man is dead and another is in custody after a fight on a west-end street resulted in a homicide Sunday night.

BROCKVILLE – A person had died after some sort of fight on Cedar Street Sunday night in Brockville.

City police received a call about a “disturbance” just before 10 p.m. on a section of Cedar Street between Church and Abbott Street.

“The caller stated one of the individuals involved had suffered injuries and needed an ambulance,” police stated.

Officers and paramedics on the scene tried to save the male victim, who had serious injuries, but he died.

The suspects had gone to a nearby home and a negotiator was able to get them to surrender without incident.

The death is being treated as a homicide.

Details, such as the number of the suspects and their names, have not been released.

Detectives with the Brockville Forensic Identification Unit and the O.P.P. East Region Identification Unit are conducting the investigation.

Witnesses are asked to call the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127.

Homicide Investigation! Brockville Police is seeking your help.

At approximately 9:55 p.m. last evening officers with the Brockville Police responded to a call of a disturbance on Cedar Street between Church and Abbott Street. The caller stated one of the individuals involved had suffered injuries and needed an ambulance.

When officers and EMS staff arrived, the male victim had suffered serious injuries and despite the efforts of police and paramedics attending to the victim, he did not survive the altercation.

Members of the Brockville Police Services Emergency Response Team (ERT) were called and attended to the area and learned the other persons involved in the altercation had gone into a nearby residence. A negotiator with the ERT team was able to make contact with suspects and negotiate a safe surrender to the police.

Detectives and members of the Forensic Identification Unit assisted by the OPP East Region Identification Unit are continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone who was in the area of Cedar Street between Abbott and Church Streets between the hours of 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm is asked to contact the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127.

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