2nd-degree murder charge laid after Niagara Falls bar incident
Published Saturday, August 4, 2012 10:56AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, August 4, 2012 11:30AM EDT
A Niagara Falls man is facing a charge of second-degree murder after an altercation at a bar left one man dead early Saturday morning.
Niagara Regional Police responded to a call at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday regarding a disturbance at a bar on Portage Road in Niagara Falls.
Upon arrival, police and EMS found one unconscious male who had suffered trauma to the body.
Police said the male was attended to by EMS, but succumbed to his injuries on scene.
Police have identified the victim as 41-year-old John Mckenzie of Niagara Falls. A post-mortem has been scheduled for Sunday.
Police have charged Niagara Falls resident 29-year-old Timothy Brian Nicholls with second-degree murder, said Const. Derek Watson.
Police are continuing their investigation and ask that anyone with any information about this matter contact the Major Crime Unit at 905-688-4111 ext.4468.
Information can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara via telephone at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.niagaratips.com or by text at 274637 (CRIMES).