Kenora Homeless Man Assaulted With Life-Threatening Injures
An elderly homeless man was violently assaulted on Saturday afternoon, September 25th, in the Main Street lane behind the old Miner News building.
The man in his 70s was sleeping in the back lane when he was violently boot stomped by a man high on drugs, who then proceeded to punch the victim until he was covered in blood. The assailant then went looking for medical help for the homeless man while covered in blood.
The victim was brought to Lake of the Woods District Hospital with life threatening injuries, but was transported out of the district due to the severity of his injuries.
A suspect has been arrested for the assault: 43-year-old Shawn McLeod was arrested and criminally charged with aggravated assault, and was remanded into custody. McLeod will have a court appearance on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.