Men arrested in relation to homicide of Brandon Polegato released without charges

Halifax Regional Police have declared the death of a 26-year-old at this building in the 600 block of Washmill Lake Drive. Reynold Gregor/Global News

Halifax Regional Police say the two men arrested on Thursday in connection with a homicide investigation have been released without charges.

On Thursday, one man was arrested in Halifax and another in Dartmouth, in relation to the Feb. 7 homicide of 26-year-old Brandon Polegato.

Both were released on Friday, as police said the investigation continues.

“Investigators are asking anyone with information about his murder to contact police,” read the HRP release.

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At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 7, officers responded to a weapons complaint at an address in the 600 block of Washmill Lake Dr., in Halifax.

When they arrived, officers found a dead man in the hallway of the building.

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Investigators originally categorized the death as suspicious but after an autopsy was carried out by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service the death was ruled a homicide.

“Officers located Brandon who had succumbed to gunshot injuries,” police said in a press release.

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Investigators said they believe that Brandon’s homicide was not a random act.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call police at 902-490-5020 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

-With files from Alexander Quon 

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