John Hammond is Blind River fatal fight victim, OPP report

The father of 18-year-old Ian Hammond — the man charged with first degree murder on Sunday — has been identified as the victim in a deadly altercation.
Blind River OPP keep watch over a residence that is being investigated as a crime scene on Monday. One man is dead and another man has been charged with first degree murder after a disturbance at a residence, police report. (Yvon Theriault/CBC)

The father of 18-year-old Ian Hammond — the man charged with first degree murder on Sunday — has been identified as the victim in a deadly altercation.

Blind River OPP report John Hammond, 69, and Ian Hammond, 18, were involved in a fight on a residential street in Blind River on Saturday

When police arrived on the scene, John Hammond had to be transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A post mortem conducted on March 18, confirmed his identity, police said. John Hammond was the father of the accused, police added. Both hail from Blind River.

Ian Hammond was arrested on the scene and later charged with first degree murder. He has been remanded into custody and will make a court appearance via video conference on March 20.

Police said no further information would be released.

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