Police identify and arrest suspect in fatal Niagara Falls stabbing

Published September 8, 2023 at 12:59 pm

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The suspect wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in Niagara Falls has turned himself in to police.

Niagara police say that 31-year-old Kitchener man Devon Keener turned himself in at a police station on Sept. 7. He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

According to officers, the suspect was involved in a stabbing incident on Victoria Avenue between Morrison Street and Simcoe Street in Niagara Falls just before 3 a.m. on Sept. 6.

Police believe the stabbing escalated from a fight between a group of people.

The victim was stabbed with a knife during the fight and left on the ground, police said. The victim was treated at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital for further care but later died of his injuries.

At the request of the victim’s family, no information regarding the deceased will be released by police.

The suspect was held in custody for a video bail hearing on Sept. 8.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009124.

 

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