Man dead following hospitalization after Scarborough assault

Forty-six-year-old Steven Mitchell. Toronto police/Handout

A 46-year-old man has died after he was hospitalized following an assault in mid-July in Scarborough, Toronto police say.

Emergency services were called to Bluffer’s Park, located at 1 Brimley Road, on July 19 at around 8 a.m. for reports of an assault.

Police said a group of people were in the area of a boat launch when two men began to fight. Investigators said a man went to hospital with a head injury as a result of the altercation.

Police told Global News Steven Mitchell died in hospital on July 30.

Thirty-seven-year-old Toronto resident Nate Hill was initially arrested the day after the fight and charged with aggravated assaulted, investigators said.

On Saturday, police said his charges were upgraded to manslaughter.

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He was scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Saturday.

The investigation is ongoing and police asked anyone who may have been in the area between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on July 19 to contact investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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