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Media Release

Release Date: August 26th, 2019 - 1:20pm

Originator: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 ext 5224

Contact: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 extension 5224

Location: Oakville


***UPDATE*** Homicide Unit Investigating Death in Oakville

​Charges have been laid in relation to an incident on Marine Drive in Oakville on August 25, 2019.

Brett Smith (40) of Oakville has been charged with Second Degree Murder.  Smith appeared in court on August 26, 2019 and has been remanded in custody until August 29, 2019.

The deceased has been identified as Robert Smith (74) of Oakville.  The deceased was the father of the accused in this occurrence.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Original Release

On August 25, 2019 at 8:11 pm the Halton Regional Police Service received a 911 call from a residence on Marine Drive in Oakville. Police were advised of an altercation between two males at the residence.

On arrival, a 74-year-old male was located with obvious trauma and has been pronounced dead. A 40-year-old male was arrested at the scene. Police are not searching for any additional suspects. The deceased and the male in custody were known to one another.

The Homicide Unit is investigating this occurrence.

The accused will make a court appearance in Milton on Monday August 26, 2019.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.​