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Updated: Police locate, charge Kyle Smith with first-degree murder following New Sudbury manhunt

Smith accused of stabbing, intentionally running over man on Tuesday; he was also allegedly involved in a convenience store robbery Thursday
Edgar 'Kyle' Smith

Updated Sept. 10 at 6:10 a.m.

A 32-year-old man wanted for first-degree murder was located and arrested in the area of Falconbridge Road at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night after a manhunt in the area.

Edgar "Kyle" Smith, who's accused of stabbing and then running over his victim on Sept. 7, has been charged with the following:

  • First degree murder
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Failure to Stop at the Scene of a Collision
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Smith will be held in police custody before a Sept. 10 bail court hearing.

"We would like to thank to extend our gratitude to our officers for bringing this dangerous offender to justice and for holding him accountable for the vicious attack that claimed the life of a 30-year-old man on Sept. 7, 2021," said a press release from Greater Sudbury Police.

"Our deepest condolences go out to the man’s family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this very difficult and emotional time. We would also like to thank our community members for your assistance with this matter."

Updated Sept. 9 at 9:40 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police say a man who's wanted for a Sept. 7 homicide where the victim was stabbed and then intentionally run over was spotted in the Falconbridge Road area this evening around the time a convenience store robbery occurred.

Police say the homicide suspect, Kyle Smith, is still at large, and they are actively looking for him.

Anyone with information related to his whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately. Community members are asked to be on the lookout for Smith and are reminded to lock your doors, as well as any outbuildings on your property, as he is actively evading police. Smith is dangerous and should not be approached, police say. The public is asked to please call police immediately if you see him.

Around 5:05 p.m. Sept. 9, Greater Sudbury Police received a call regarding a robbery that had just taken place at a convenience store on Falconbridge Road. Information provided was that two individuals entered the convenience store, threatened the employee, pepper sprayed multiple people inside the store and stole various items before fleeing the area on foot prior to police arrival.

Three individuals were transported to hospital with minor injuries as a result of being pepper sprayed.

Police arrived in the area and began a K9 track for the two individuals. As a result of the track, the items that were stolen were recovered and the 20-year-old woman believed to be involved in the robbery was located on Donwood Avenue. She was arrested without incident and transported to Police headquarters. She has been charged with Robbery with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose in relation to this matter. Her name cannot be released at this time as the information has not yet been sworn to through the court process, say police.

The woman is connected to wanted man Kyle Smith, who was seen in the area at the time of the robbery. 

Original story:

Greater Sudbury Police has issued an arrest for the man they believe is responsible for a violent incident on Lasalle Boulevard on Sept. 7 that left a person dead.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Edgar ‘Kyle’ Smith.

At around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 7, police received a call regarding a collision in the area of Lasalle Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue. The driver of the involved vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival.

A 30-year-old pedestrian was transported to hospital by paramedics with critical injuries, but was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Police reported that investigation determined the driver of the vehicle and victim in this incident were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the gas station at the corner of Lasalle Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue prior to the collision.

GSPS said the investigation indicates the victim sustained a stab wound prior to being intentionally run over with the vehicle. 

The involved vehicle, a red four-door Dodge Magnum, was located unoccupied on Mitchell Street.

Smith faces several charges:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Failure to Stop at the Scene of a Collision
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Anyone with information related to Smith’s whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately and community members are reminded not to approach him.

This is an ongoing homicide investigation. This is believed to be an isolated and targeted incident as the two involved individuals are believed to be known to each other. GSPS do not believe that there is any danger to the general public.