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Arrest in Murder Investigation – King Street East


File: 23-5174

The Saint John Police have arrested a 31-year-old man following an early morning murder on King Street East in Saint John.

It is reported that:

On Sunday, August 20, 2023, at approximately 5:39 a.m., police responded to a report that someone had allegedly been shot in an apartment in the 100-block of King Street East.

On arrival, police secured the area and located a 38-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the scene. A 31-year-old suspect, who was known to the deceased, had allegedly fled the scene before police arrived.

The Major Crime Unit, Forensic Services, Emergency Tactical Services, and the Street Crime Integrated Enforcement Unit were called in to investigate and search for the suspect.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Emergency Tactical Services conducted a high-risk traffic stop on Main Street North and took the suspect into custody without incident.

The 31-year-old accused is expected to appear in court on Monday, August 21, 2023.

Detectives continue to gather evidence, including canvassing for witnesses and video surveillance in the 100-block of King Street East. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

The Saint John Police Force would like to express our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased. At the request of the family, the Saint John Police will not be releasing the man’s name.  

For Media Related Inquiries, please email sjpfnews@saintjohn.ca.

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