Maryland man beaten to death in Canada outside nightclub


Police cruisers are shown at the scene of a homicide outside a bar on College Street at Manning Avenue on Saturday morning

He was in Canada with a group of friends to attend a bachelor party being celebrated in Toronto's Little Italy neighbourhood.

Toronto Police say a man from Maryland has died after being brutally beaten outside of a Toronto Bar.

"I have a feeling that we're going to be able to be successful at the end of the investigation", Chief Saunders told reporters following the launch of an anti-drunk driving campaign at police headquarters on Monday.

Family and friends have paid tribute to the "loving" church volunteer who died in hospital after the attack outside Blnd Tger nightclub at 2.30am on Saturday.

"Have some conscience", North said.

North said the two men who attacked Jones had to have been aware of how serious his injuries were. "Unfortunately, because of the actions of a few residents of this city, he doesn't have that opportunity to move forward in his life".

Meanwhile, North said Jones' friends have left Toronto.

Police say the alleged attackers fled the scene.

Descriptions of two suspects have been released and North said surveillance video of the parties involved will be released soon.

A number of witnesses have come forward and turned over video to police.

Correction: Police originally said the victim was 24 years old.

The two male suspects are 26 to 28 years old. He was dressed in all black.

The second is described as a black male, 26 to 27-years-old, with a full beard, large, 'built like a football player, ' also in a black shirt and black trousers.

"He was also described as being a football player or having a bigger build with black skinny jeans and a black shirt", North said.

Police initially said that a third person in a red baseball cap was a suspect, but are now saying they just want to talk to him. "In addition to being the kind of student that found passion in his studies, he was an all around great guy", read one Facebook post by someone identifying themselves as an employee of the University of Baltimore, and who goes by the name "UB Ripple".

"People are yelling and screaming in the early mornings and breaking bottles in the back lawneway", he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Toronto Police or Crime Stoppers.

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