THUNDER BAY – CRIME – The suspect in a homicide and standoff in Thunder Bay has died. Thunder Bay Police report, “The male had injuries that appeared to have been sustained prior to his arrest”.
The male was pronounced dead a short time later. The province’s Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate and will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the 38 year old male’s death.
The identity of the eight year old girl is not being released at this time.
At 03:00AM EDT Police and EMS were called to an apartment in the 400 block of Donald Street West.
Police were responding for an assault call.
Thunder Bay Police said, “A female had been the apparent victim of a domestic assault by an ex-boyfriend.
When Officers arrived, they discovered the injured female and her 8 year old daughter. The eight-year-old girl had a critical injury.
The girl was transported by ambulance to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where she was pronounced dead.
The girl’s mother was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect, a thirty-eight-year-old male had left the Donald Street address before Thunder Bay Police arrived.
At approximately 7:30AM EDT, Thunder Bay Police received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle which was parked at the end of Wharton Road. The vehicle matched the description of the suspect in the Donald Street West homicide.
Thunder Bay Police contained the area surrounding the vehicle and attempted to communicate with a male inside.
The standoff with the lone male occupant came to an end just after 11:30AM EDT when the suspect was taken into custody. He was transported to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he was pronounced dead.