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Peel police investigating fatal stabbing in Brampton

Peel police say they are investigating after a male victim was fatally stabbed in Brampton Thursday evening.
Peel police say they are investigating after a male victim was fatally stabbed in Brampton Thursday evening. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Peel Regional Police say they are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred at a residence in Brampton Thursday evening.

Police said they received a call around 8:30 p.m. for reports of a stabbing in the area of Hansen Road North and Charters Road, near Kennedy Road North and Williams Parkway.

A police spokesperson told Global News that a man was stabbed and died on scene.

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Police said they believe an altercation took place at the residence.

Investigators said 19-year-old Kevon Samuel of Brampton, who police say was known to the victim, was taken into custody in relation to the incident and there is no threat to the public. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

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On Friday, police identified the victim as 45-year-old Edmondo Samuel, also of Brampton.

This is Peel Region’s eighth homicide of 2019.