A Chatham man is dead and the hunt is on for his suspected killer.
Chatham-Kent police say the tragedy took place Thursday afternoon about 4 p.m. on St. George Street near Park Avenue East.
Police learned that an altercation between several men, all known to each other, resulted in the victim being seriously injured.
The victim, a 35-year-old Chatham man, was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Previously published reports indicate a hammer was used in the attack.
Police have identified the man responsible. Kyle Samko, 26, is wanted for first-degree murder.
St. George Street between Park Avenue East and St. Patrick Street remains closed as members of the Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Unit continue their investigation.
This was an isolated incident, police say, as the involved men were all known to each other.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Cole Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-380-6024. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.