London police continue probe into man’s arrow death

A man has died after being shot with an arrow, but London police haven’t yet ruled the death a homicide.

A man has died after being shot with an arrow, but London police haven’t yet ruled the death a homicide.

Police were called to 67 Arbour Glen Cres., north of Kipps Lane, at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a man shot with an arrow.

The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He underwent surgery before he died, police said.

Investigators haven’t classified the death as a homicide, Const. Sandasha Bough said, noting the probe is still in its early stages.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police,” Bough said.

Police hadn’t made any arrests in the case by Tuesday afternoon.

Yellow police tape surrounded a two-storey Arbour Glen townhouse that neighbours say is the scene of frequent come-and-go foot traffic.

Garbage and other debris was piled outside the home’s front entrance. A note posted on the door said: “Knock . . . then wait . . . knock again. No answer . . . then split. Do not walk in my house.”

City tax records list Russell and Tracy-Lynn Morris as the owners of the home. Neighbours say the townhouse is rented out.

Investigators fanned across the area of Kipps Lane and Arbour Glen Crescent Tuesday, canvasing nearby townhouses, apartment complexes and businesses.

Multiple area residents said police asked them whether they’d observed a cab in the area overnight.

“They asked me if I’d seen a taxi cab,” said one resident of the complex where the injured man was found.

A clerk at a Kipps Lane variety store, located just around the corner from centre of the police investigation, said an officer came into the store Tuesday morning and reviewed the surveillance footage.

The officer didn’t say whether she saw anything of interest, he added.

It’s unclear whether the deceased man was shot with an arrow or a bolt from a crossbow.

“That would be an investigative detail that we’re unable to provide at this time,” Bough said when asked about the projectile that struck the man.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

London has already recorded one homicide in 2019. Nicholas Anthony Baltzis, 25, of London, who was fatally stabbed on Jan. 6 in the Notre Dame Drive townhouse he shared with his mother. Karl Hallman, 28, of London is charged with second-degree murder.

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London police continue probe into man's arrow death

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