South Simcoe police investigate death of man who ‘came to aid’ of young woman

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South Simcoe police asking for help identifying good Samaritan killed Sunday
WATCH ABOVE: South Simcoe police are asking for the public's assistance to identify the victim of a homicide that happened in Bradford over the weekend. As Brittany Rosen reports, an initial investigation reveals the man was killed after coming to the rescue of a young woman – Sep 5, 2022

Police are investigating after a man was killed in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The South Simcoe Police Service said officers found a man at around 4:30 a.m. on Holland Street West near its intersection with Deer Run Crescent. He was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a fatal injury, police said.

Officers are still investigating the events leading up to the man’s death but said he likely died after coming to help a young woman who was involved in a violent altercation.

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The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at hospital, police said.

The name of the man killed was not originally known to police. In an update on Wednesday, officers said they had identified the good Samaritan but were withholding the information until they informed next of kin.

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Police said a man surrendered himself to police and was charged with second-degree murder. He was later identified as 20-year-old Brandon Aaron from Bradford.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Shawn Strilec at 905-775-3311, extension 1059 or Crime Stoppers.

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