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Charges laid in recent homicide

For Immediate Release:08-Feb-2018 @ 4:12 PM
MRU #:H18R003-3

The Edmonton Police Service has laid charges in relation to the 28-year-old male who died in north Edmonton last month.

At 6:30 p.m., yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, Jonathon Soosay, 21, was arrested, without incident, in the area of 130 Avenue and 60 Street.

 

Soosay has since been charged with second degree murder, robbery, attempted robbery, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public and breach of a probation order.

 

Background

 

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, Northwest Division officers responded to the report of a personal robbery.

 

It was reported that two 28-year-old males were waiting at a transit stop west of 82 Street at 118 Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday when they were approached by an unknown male who allegedly attempted to rob them of their personal belongings. A brief altercation then took place and one of the two males suffered a stab wound. The two males then pursued the male suspect who fled eastbound on the north side of 118 Avenue.

 

EMS attended, treated and transported the injured 28-year-old male to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on the injured male on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 and the cause of death was determined to be a stab wound to the chest. Homicide investigators deemed the manner of death to be a homicide.

 

Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided not to release the name of the deceased in this investigation for the following reasons: it does not serve an investigative purpose and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.

 

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Please contact Carolin Maran at (780) 421-3544 for more information.

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