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Teenager charged in death of Brantford man: police

Brantford Police have charged a teenager in a homicide investigation.
Brantford Police have charged a teenager in a homicide investigation. Global News File

Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a homicide in Brantford.

Brantford police officers were contacted by Perth County OPP at around midnight Tuesday about an individual who was involved in a traffic complaint.

Police say officers made their way to a home on Wayne Drive where they found a man who had suffered multiple stab wounds.

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The 54-year-old Brantford resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say as a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old man from Brantford has been charged with first-degree murder.

Investigators have not released any information on how the traffic complaint and the homicide are connected, nor have they said where the teenager was arrested.

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Because the victim and accused knew each other, police say there is no risk to public safety.

The names of the victim and accused will not be released due to a publication ban.

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