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Police investigating suspicious death of man after altercation in Mississauga

Young man in Mississauga found dead in quiet neighbourhood
WATCH ABOVE: A homicide investigation is underway after a young man was stabbed to death and found on the side of the road in a quiet Mississauga neighbourhood. Miranda Anthistle brings us the latest.

Peel Regional Police say homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death following reports of an altercation between two males in Mississauga on Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called to Sebastian Drive and Aquinas Avenue, near Winston Churchill Boulevard and Eglinton Avenue West, at around 2:21 a.m.

Police said the victim, 24-year-old Christopher Birrell, died after being stabbed.

“The report was that two males were seen involved in some sort of altercation when one male was seen falling to the ground,” Const. Sarah Patten told Global News.

“The other male was seen leaving the scene on foot.”

Patten said a passerby made the phone call to police.

No suspect description has been released.

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A photo of police on scene in Mississauga investigating a suspicious death.
A photo of police on scene in Mississauga investigating a suspicious death. Robbie Ford / Global News

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More to come.