Death ruled a homicide


**** HRP Media Release

Death ruled a homicide.

The suspicious death that occurred on February 7, 2021 at the 600 block on Washmill Lake Dr. in Halifax has been ruled a homicide.

On February 7, 2021 at approximately 8:50 pm, Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons complaint at an address in the 600 block of Washmill Lake Drive in Halifax.​ Officers located​ a deceased male upon arrival in the hallway of a building.​ Based on today’s autopsy, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service has ruled the death a homicide and confirmed the male victim as 26 year old Brandon Polegato of Halifax. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

The investigation, led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and including Forensic Identification officers, is ongoing and officers still remain on scene.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or using the P3 Tips App.

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