Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Police investigating homicide in Chatham, alleged suspect wanted for first-degree murder

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, around 4 p.m. police responded to a disturbance on St. George Street near Park Avenue East.

Through investigation, police learned that an altercation between several men, all known to each other, resulted in the victim being serious injured.

The victim, a 35-year-old Chatham man was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have identified the man responsible.

Kyle Samko, 26 years, is wanted for first-degree murder.

St. George Street between Park Avenue East and St. Patrick Street remains closed as members of the Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Unit continue their investigation.

This was an isolated incident, as the involved men were all known to each other.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cole Abbott at colea@chatham-kent.ca or 519-380-6024.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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