Waterloo Regional Police Investigate Homicide

Waterloo Region, Ontario –  The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Major Crime unit is investigating a homicide that occurred in Kitchener on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Police responded to an apartment at 140 King Street West at approximately 4:30 p.m. for a report of an injured male.

Bernard Joseph Gallant, 73, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A post-mortem is scheduled to be conducted in Hamilton today.

Megan Lynn Birtch, 19, form Waterloo, has been charged with one count of second degree murder in connection with this incident.

The victim and the accused were known to each other.

Waterloo Regional Police Major Crime Unit, General Detectives and Forensic Identification officers continue to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service
(519) 570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773



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