Nova Scotia

Dartmouth man dies after stabbing

A homicide investigation has been launched after a 37-year-old man died from stab wounds that police say occurred during a fight in Dartmouth, N.S.

A homicide investigation has been launched after a 37-year-old man died from stab wounds that police say occurred during a fight in Dartmouth, N.S.

Police responded to calls of a disturbance at Majestic Manor on Primrose Street at 11:15 p.m. Saturday and found a 37-year-old man stabbed in the stomach. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and died early Sunday.

Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Theresa Rath said it appeared the victim and the suspected assailant were involved in the drug trade and knew each other.

"It is believed that a man known to the victim attended the apartment where an argument ensued which led to the stabbing," she said in a media release.

No one has been arrested in connection with the death.

A woman died in an attack on the same street last month. Angela Patricia Hall, 39, was found dead at 44 Primrose Street on April 29. Police said she was killed, but did not release the cause of death. The superintendent of the building said it appeared she had been stabbed.

Scott Pike has lived in the area for eight years and said the latest crime was not a shock.

"You get used to the sirens. It's normal around here," he said. "There's a ton of causes — there's poverty, there's low income areas, there's everything. The problem is they know where these people are and they don't do anything about it."

Derrick Randall is the maintenance supervisor for a number of buildings in the area, including Majestic Manor.

"It's stressing me out," he said of the violence. "I think there's too many young fellows watching TV and thinking they are part of a TV scene. They don't realize that the guys don't wake up after they have done whatever they have done to him."

It is the ninth killing in Halifax in 2011. Police have made arrests in four of the cases.    

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