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Update: Suspect arrested – Kingston Police investigating first homicide of 2022

Update (Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022):
Kingston Police have now released the identity of the victim in the homicide that occurred in the early morning of Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

According to police, David Jaeger Hodgson, a 51-year-old man from Kingston, quickly succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed just after 2 a.m. on Monday. Police had previously announced the arrest of the suspect in the murder, Roy Douglas Snyder, 48, also of Kingston. Snyder was arrested shortly after noon the same day the incident occurred, and has been charged with first degree murder. He attended a bail hearing today, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, and was remanded into custody, Kingston Police said.

While the investigation remains ongoing, there are no concerns for public safety at this time nor any additional suspects, police relayed. The Integrated Care Hub (ICH) remains open to serve its clients.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Amanda Smith at 613-549-4660 ext. 6292, or via email at [email protected].

Update (Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at 1:20 p.m.):
More details have been released on what Kingston Police are now referring to as a murder that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Multiple Kingston Police vehicles fill the side parking lot at the Integrated Care Hub, located on Montreal Street, after a fatal stabbing occurred on the morning of Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Photo by Logan Cadue.

According to police, the homicide occurred overnight at Kingston’s Integrated Care Hub (ICH), located at 661 Montreal Street. The suspect involved has been apprehended, and there is no concern for public safety at this time, police relayed.

“Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10th, 2022, a 51-year-old local male victim was stabbed and quickly succumbed to his injuries. The area around the Integrated Care Hub continues to be held as a crime scene as investigators and forensic identification officers conduct their work,” Kingston Police said in a press release the same day, noting that the ICH remains open to serve its clients.

The suspect, Roy Douglas Snyder, 48, of Kingston, was located in the wooded area behind the ICH at approximately 12:20 p.m. the same day, and was immediately arrested. He is currently charged with:

  • First degree murder
  • Possession of a weapon in committing a crime or offence

Further charges may be pending, and Snyder is currently being held awaiting a bail hearing.

Kingston Police said the name of the 51-year-old male victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

Kingston Police say that, despite the suspects’ same surnames, there is no known connection between this incident and arrests recently made as a result of a drug trafficking investigation at the Integrated Care Hub.

Anyone with information with regard to this incident is asked to notify Detective Constable Jim Veltman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6300, or via email at [email protected].

Original article:

A violent altercation that occurred at on Montreal Street has resulted in the death of a male victim, according to Kingston Police.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedic Services responded to a call for assistance at the parking lot of Kingston’s Integrated Care Hub (ICH), located on Montreal Street. There, a suspect had stabbed the male victim, who “quickly succumbed to his injuries,” according to Sgt. Clement Nesanayagam of Kingston Police.

Nesanayagam said that the incident was a targeted attack, but did not disclose any information on whether the age, gender, or identity of the suspect involved are known to police. No arrest has taken place at this time, and Kingston Police said they are continuing to investigate and will release further information as it becomes available.

The incident and subsequent death mark Kingston’s first homicide of 2022.

Kingstonist will update this article as more information becomes available.

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