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UPDATE: Both teens arrested in Kingston attempted murder investigation

A photo of Josh Owen Simpson put out by Kingston Police. Police say he and another young man are accused of attempted murder.
A photo of Josh Owen Simpson put out by Kingston Police. Police say he and another young man are accused of attempted murder. Kingston Police

Kingston Police have arrested both teens who allegedly left a man for dead in a Kingston alleyway.

At approximately 5:10 p.m. a patrol officer spotted the 19-year-old suspect in the area of Montreal Street and Raglan Road. The officer stopped and arrested Josh Owen Simpson without incident.

According to Kingston Police, a social media post alerted them to the 17-year-old suspect at 2:45 p.m., who had supposedly been seen around  John Counter Boulevard and Montreal Street.

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Police say that after a short foot pursuit the youth was arrested.

Police say both young men they arrested today were wanted on suspicion of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and robbery.

On April 9, around 5:20 p.m., police found a male victim lying in an alley behind 85 First Ave., between Kingscourt Avenue and Nelson Street.

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According to police, the victim had been severely beaten by two male suspects. The man was taken to hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

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Tuesday, around 2 a.m., police say the same two suspects entered a home on Newmarket Lane and violently assaulted another male.

Police have released the name and photos of one of the young men, 19-year-old Josh Owen Simpson, but have kept the identity of the 17-year-old suspect from the public.