Halifax police responded to a report of a man who had been shot inside a residence in the 400 block of Herring Cove Road on January 4th at 8:20 p.m.
On arrival police and paramedics located a 33-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound deceased at the residence. Investigators determined that at least three individuals, at least one of whom had a firearm, committed a home invasion at the residence. An altercation occurred with the occupants of the residence resulting in the death of one of the intruders. The other two intruders fled the scene in dark clothing.
Police said The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service completed an autopsy and ruled the manner of death to be a homicide. The deceased is a 33-year-old man.
Halifax police arrested four people at the scene and three of the four were later released without charges.
A 21-year-old man, is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date to face charges of:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
Criminal charges are not being considered at this time in relation to the death.