Durham police investigating fatal stabbing in Ajax

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Updated with more information.

Durham police are investigating a fatal stabbing in Ajax.

Officers were called around 2 a.m. Saturday to the area of Westney Road South and Bayly Street West.

Investigators allege two men got into a physical altercation outside a bar, and that one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed the other.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, was taken to hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Investigators say they have identified a suspect but are not releasing a name.

This was Durham Region’s eleventh homicide of 2022.

Meanwhile, at the time of the stabbing, police say a vehicle struck another person in the parking lot. The driver was charged with dangerous operation causing bodily harm.

The person struck was taken to a trauma centre with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing is asked to call Detective Mamers at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5247. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or click here.

Photo courtesy of Colin Williamson

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