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Police seek information in weekend murder of MMA fighter

Police have confirmed the death of 44-year-old Timothy John Kelly was a homicide.

Police have confirmed the death of 44-year-old Timothy John Kelly was a homicide.


Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said an autopsy completed yesterday revealed Kelly was gunned down.


On Saturday, police were called to 7051 Abbott St. near the Halifax Shopping Centre shortly after 10 p.m. Police say Kelly was found lying on the ground suffering from multiple wounds, reportedly on the sidewalk in front of the home. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Palmeter said there are no suspects and no motive for the shooting. He also confirmed Kelly is known to police


What appears to be a bullet hole could be seen through the side door of the festively decorated home on Sunday, but it wasn’t known if was it related to the incident, police say.


“We have no witness to the incident right now, so we can’t confirm that this is new damage and is related to the incident,” Palmeter told Metro on Sunday.


Spots of what looked like blood could also be seen leading towards the home.


Kelly, a mixed martial artist, trained at Team Titans Halifax and had a record of 2-5-0, according to sherdog.com.


Kelly last competed at Extreme Cage Combat 10 in late September at the Halifax Forum where he won a majority decision over Corey Boone, according to eccmma.com


The victim also worked as a used car salesman at Sackville Fine Cars on Sackville Dr. A manager of the dealership yesterday, who would only go by the first name Terrance, said Kelly was a “close friend.”


“We all loved him … he was a good man,” he said.

 
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