A 25-year-old Belleville man has been charged with first degree murder following a homicide investigation at a residence on the Tyendinaga-Mohawk First Nation Territory over the weekend.
On Sunday April 2 at approximately 3:19 a.m., the Tyendinaga Police Service received a 911 call regarding a man injured at a residence on Deserontyon Drive.
Kenneth Ferrill, 43, from the Tyendinaga Mohawk First Nation Territory, sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, on April 2, Brandon Phillip George Baptiste was arrested and is currently charged with first degree murder, pointing a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
On April 3, 2017 Baptiste appeared in Belleville court and was remanded into custody. His next court appearance is April 6.
The Napanee OPP Crime Unit and Tyendinaga Police Service, under the direction of Detective Inspector Rob Matthews of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are continuing with the investigation.
Further details will only be provided as they become available.
Police are asking that if anyone has any information in regards to this investigation, to please contact the Napanee OPP at 613-354-3369 during business hours or the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122.
If you wish to provide information, but want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime-Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).