Charles Norman Casmey charged by Thunder Bay police in East End homicide

Thunder Bay police say a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for murder surrendered after a police operation in the city's East End Thursday night.

Thunder Bay police say Casmey was taken into custody around 9:30 p.m. Thursday

Thunder Bay police say Charles Norman Casmey surrendered to authorities Thursday night. (CBC)

Thunder Bay police say a man who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for murder has been formally charged after he was found by police in the city's East End Thursday night.

Charles Norman Casmey was taken into custody around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. Casmey's surrender followed police being called to a home on McTavish Street to investigate reports of a barricaded man.

On Friday, police said Casmey was charged with second degree murder, assault causing bodily harm and failure to comply with a recognizance.

Casmey had been wanted in connection with an incident early Monday morning where officers were called to a McLaughlin Street home and found a 63-year-old man dead and a 25-year-old woman injured.

The victims and the suspect are known to each other, police said.

Thursday evening's operation in the East End, which also included Ontario Provincial Police, necessitated the evacuation of a stretch of McTavish Street, according to police, who added that the force is thanking area residents for their cooperation in leaving their homes quickly.