Police in Truro, N.S., identify victim as homicide investigation continues

TRURO, N.S. — Police in Truro, N.S., have identified the 23-year-old man killed on the weekend in what investigators say was a homicide.

Truro police Chief David MacNeil said in an interview Tuesday officers responded to a call early on Sept. 5 to a building on Robie Street where they found the man, Prabhjot Singh, with life-threatening injuries.

Singh was transported to the hospital where he later died, he said.

"By all accounts, Mr. Singh was a hardworking and kind, humble young man with a bright future ahead of him," MacNeil said. "The community is outraged. We're outraged by this and we're working hard to bring a resolution to Mr. Singh's family and friends."

Officers arrested a person of interest shortly after responding to the call, but the person has since been released with no charges laid. MacNeil said he could not comment on whether the police are investigating other persons of interest.

MacNeil said the police service is now working with the RCMP's Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit and its forensics identification section.

Investigators are not speculating on the motive behind the killing, he added.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 7, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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