Matthew McKinnon stabbed to death in Brockville Ontario’s first Homicide of the year

Brockville police responded to a disturbance on Cedar Street between Church and Abbott streets on November 17th.

On arrival police and paramedics located Matthew McKinnon,32, suffering from a stab wound. Despite life saving efforts McKinnon succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Police said the suspect had gone to hide in a nearby home, and a police negotiator made contact with the suspects who surrendered after a short time. Ryan Russell Ballantyne, 34, has since been charged with second-degree murder.