Sunday 26 January, 2020

Man beaten to death with brick; mentally ill man held

A 45-year-old man is dead after he was hit repeatedly with a concrete block on Sunday, police said. 

The deceased has been identified as Richard Soondar.

According to police reports, Soondar was liming at a bar along Coquette Street, Ste  Madeleine, when he was approached by a man known to him.

The man, police said suffered from mental illness.

The suspect allegedly asked Soondar for a cigarette and the father of one refused.

He was then attacked.

During the attack, the suspect allegedly picked up a nearby brick and hit Soondar on his head.

The suspect attempted to flee the scene, however, he was captured by responding officers.

Police say they have obtained security camera footage showing the attack, which will aid in their inquiries.

More  on this as it becomes available.

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