Grand Bend stabbing victim dies at hospital

Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged three people in connection with a stabbing incident in Grand Bend.

OPP, Lambton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) Kettle Point responded to an assault in a parking lot on Huron Street at approximately 10:00 p.m. Friday.

EMS transported the victim, 27-year-old Zacharey Hartman, from Exeter, to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Perth County OPP then arrested three people following tips on a suspicious vehicle from Lambton County officers.

An 18-year-old and 22-year-old, both from Stratford, have been charged with second-degree murder, while a 21-year-old from West Perth faces the charge of accessory after the fact.

All three have been detained pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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