(THUNDER BAY, ON) – We reported on a police presence in the 200 block of Picton Avenue last night and uncovered overnight that it was indeed a vicious assault that had taken place.
We have been monitoring the crime scene since then, which has had a steady police presence since we first picked up the story last night around 7:00 pm.
The forensics unit has just shown up around 5:00 pm today. When the forensics unit shows up, it’s often a sign that someone has died.
The forensics team was seen taking many photos of the outside of the building and some went inside.
A family member of the victim has reached out to us and told us that as of 2 hours ago he was alive and still in hospital, expected to recover.
Police say they responded to the scene shortly after 1:00 pm on Monday at 230 Picton Avenue. They located an unconscious male that was inside the unit and had serious injuries.
The victim was taken to hospital by Superior North EMS paramedics.
Police arrested 27-year-old Mark Colin Atatise (pictured) and charged him with:
- Aggravated Assault
Word on the street is that it was his own friend that was close like a brother that he attacked.
Atatise appeared in court and was remanded into custody. If his alleged victim dies, then his charge is expected to be upgraded to manslaughter or murder.
Read our previous article about this incident here: https://thunderbay.trccnews.com/2018/11/05/picton-ave-police-presence/
(THUNDER BAY, ON) - Picton Avenue has a tremendous reputation in town for having drug traffickers, violent criminals, overdoses, and an assortment of criminal elements taking up residences up on the street. Today is no different, as the Thunder Bay Police Service has had a presence at a Picton Ave home…