Thunder Bay Police: Murder suspect gave false identity

The Thunder Bay Police Service says a suspect in a fatal stabbing gave police a false identity when he was first arrested.

Twenty-five-year-old Khalid Ali Mohamed of Toronto is now charged with first-degree murder, obstructing a peace officer, and failure to comply with a release order.

The stabbing in the 200 block of Park Avenue, on the city’s north side, was reported shortly after 9:35 p.m. Sunday. Police say 36-year-old Steven Perry Burns died after being taken to hospital.

Officers identified a possible suspect shortly after arriving at the scene and later located Mohamed on Cumberland Street. He appeared in bail court and Monday and remains in custody with a court apperance scheduled for Nov. 8.

News releases did not provide any indication of a motive in the case.