Update: Serious Assault Leads to Homicide

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Sarnia Police Service, along with Lambton Paramedics, were dispatched to the 300 block of Maxwell Street in the City of Sarnia regarding an assault that had taken place.

Upon arrival officers observed a 26 year old male victim, with critical injuries, lying on the ground outside. The 26 year old victim was transported to hospital and then later transported to London Health Sciences due to the serious nature of his injuries.

A second male, 30 years of age, had also sustained injuries that were non-life threatening in nature but required medical attention. This 30 year old male was arrested at the scene and then transported to Bluewater Health. Once that male received medical attention, he was transported to the Sarnia Police Station as the investigation continued by the Sarnia Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. this morning, the 26 year old male died from his injuries at London Health Sciences.

The 30 year old male, Matthew Gerard Theriault, of Sarnia, has been charged with second degree murder. The accused remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Currently a crime scene is still being held, and Maxwell Street is closed from St. Vincent Street to Cotterbury Street and will remain so until later this afternoon to allow for the investigation to continue.

If anyone has any information that may assist in this investigation they are asked to contact Detective Sgt. Michael Kahnert at 519-344-8861, extension 6196, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca

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