It will also mean rewriting at least thirty pages of the novel. That is exactly what editing is about but I always hate killing off someone I've invented. Perhaps I'll use him again in another novel - after all he's very useful with guns and explosives. And after what he did to the creature on the bridge, I'm hesitant to annoy him too much.
I might interview him to see how he feels about it. He has quite a dirty mouth so there might be a lot of bleeping.