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Man, 59, killed after helping young female involved in violent altercation in Bradford: police

File photo of a South Simcoe Police vehicle. Twitter / South Simcoe Police

A man who police allege was killed in Bradford after he tried to help a young female involved in a violent altercation has been identified.

South Simcoe Police identified the man on Thursday as 59-year-old Cameron David Goddard of Bradford.

Police said his identity has been released after his family was notified of his death.

Police said that on Sunday at around 4:30 a.m., an officer on patrol located Goddard in distress on Holland Street West in the area of Deer Run Crescent.

He was suffering from an injury and died at the scene.

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“The investigation has determined that the victim suffered a fatal injury after coming to the aid of a young female involved in an violent altercation with the accused on Holland Street West,” police said.

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The female was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Police said 20-year-old Bradford resident Brandon Aaron turned himself in and was charged with multiple offences including second-degree murder, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, and failing to comply with a judicial release order.

He’s being held in custody following a bail hearing, police added.

Police are continuing to investigate and asked anyone with information to contact Det. Cont. Shawn Strilec at 905-775-3311 ext. 1059 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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