Former Truro man in hospital following beating

Harry Sullivan
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Two Cape Breton residents arrested

NORTH SYDNEY – A Cape Breton man is facing a charge of attempted murder in relation to an assault on a former Truro man in North Sydney

Beating victim

Shawn Kurtis Jack, 48, was found beaten in the parking lot of a grocery store Monday night and remained in serious condition with head injuries Thursday in a Halifax hospital, according to a police spokesperson.

“Everyone knows him in some way,” said a Truro Daily News reader in an e-mailed comment. “Whether it’s from seeing him walking with his dog or running into him in the grocery store,” the person said.

Desiree Vassalo, a spokeswoman for the Cape Breton police, said the victim, who did not have a fixed address, is originally from Truro but had been living in the North Sydney area.

Police originally responded to reports of an injured male just before midnight on July 14th, where staff at the North Sydney Superstore had located him in their parking lot. Jack, who had been staying in the area, was transported by EHS to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious head injuries and later to Halifax for further treatment. He remains in serious condition in the Halifax hospital.

Kyle William Nichol, 25, of Sydney Minds is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an offence and two counts of breaching court-ordered conditions. He is to appear in Sydney provincial court today to face the charges.

A 22-year-old woman from Bouladerie is also charged in the case with aggravated assault and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an offence.

Police originally responded to reports of an injured male just before midnight on July 14th, where staff at the North Sydney Superstore had located him in their parking lot. Jack, who had been staying in the area was transported by EHS to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious head injuries and later to Halifax for further treatment. He remains in serious condition in Halifax hospital.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact police at 563-5151 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers.

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @tdnharry

Organizations: Halifax hospital, Truro Daily News

Geographic location: Truro, Cape Breton, North Sydney Sydney Mines

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