London police investigate a fatal stabbing at 740 Notre Dame Dr., January 7, 2019. (Photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)

Stabbing leaves 25-year-old man dead

A London man is now charged with murder after the city’s first homicide of 2019.

Police received a 911 call about a stabbing just before 7 p.m. Sunday at an address on Notre Dame Drive. When they arrived, they found an injured man. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and pronounced dead.

The deceased man has been identified as Nicholas Anthony Baltzis, 25, of London.

Police made an arrest not far from the scene of the stabbing. Karl Hallman, 28, of London is charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to