Kingston Police have confirmed that a male is deceased following a large investigation on Montreal Street and John Counter Boulevard on the night of Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2022.
At approximately 10:15 p.m. that night, Kingston Police were called to the intersection of John Counter Boulevard and Montreal Street after reports of an unconscious individual at the location. Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedics also attended the scene, with paramedics rendering aid to the victim, who was found unconscious and lying in the grassy area around the Tim Hortons location at the intersection.
Unfortunately, the man passed away at the scene.
As police carried out a subsequent investigation, John Counter Boulevard was closed to traffic from Montreal Street to Maple Street immediately, and was not reopened to traffic until approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2022. Area residents remained outside, concerned about the events, for several hours, some indicating there was a large amount of blood in the area where the male was located.
While initial reports on Wednesday night indicated it was possible the man was involved in a stabbing, when asked about those reports, Kingston Police reiterated that “foul play is not suspected at this time.”
Police confirmed that the man’s next of kin have been notified, and have requested that the deceased not be identified publicly at this time.
Kingstonist inquired about the nature of the incident both on the night of the incident and in the early morning of Thursday, Jul. 28, 2022, specifically regarding whether or not police considered the incident to have been a homicide. No response was received by time of publication, however, Kingston Police did issue a press release at 10:58 a.m.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that this does not appear to be a suspicious death and foul play is not suspected at this time however, the investigation will continue with the assistance of the Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death,” police said in the release.
Kingston Police also disclosed that the deceased male was from Kingston and was 55 years old at the time of his death.
Kingstonist will provide updates as more information becomes available.
With files from Lucas Mulder.