BRANTFORD — A 23 year old who was previously charged with aggravated assault is now facing manslaughter charges.
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Patrol Section responded alongside paramedics for a report of a disturbance in the area of Sheridan Street and George Street.
Upon arrival, a 37-year-old man from Brantford was located having sustained serious life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment. Officers arrested and charged a suspect shortly after with aggravated assault.
On September 15, 2021, despite life-saving efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries. As a result, the investigation is now classified as a homicide.
Because of these developments, the accused, Connor Davison Gibson, 23, of Brantford, has had the earlier charge of aggravated assault upgraded to a charge of manslaughter. The accused is currently in police custody.
Information received indicates a verbal altercation between the accused and victim is believed to have occurred prior to the assault. Police are not looking for any other suspects at this time.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Sheridan Street, between Market Street and George Street, and who may have witnessed a disturbance around the time of the incident, is asked to contact Det. Ryan Groen at 519-756-0113 extension 2206.
Investigators are also asking anyone who may have dashboard camera footage from the area to contact police. A dedicated email has been created for the public to provide information. Tips can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information can always be provided anonymously to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477, or online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/