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Police investigating suspicious deaths in downtown Edmonton

For Immediate Release: 19-May-2022 @ 3:32 PM
MRU #: H22R015

Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating two suspicious deaths that occurred in downtown Edmonton.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Downtown officers responded to the report of an aggravated assault in the area of 106 Avenue and 98 Street. When police arrived, witnesses identified the 36-year-old male suspect involved, and he was subsequently taken into custody. Officers located an injured 64-year-old-male on scene and EMS responded, treated, and transported him to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the male succumbed to his injuries.

Further investigations alerted police to a second scene at 105 Avenue and 98 Street. When officers attended the second scene, another injured male was located. EMS examined the 61-year-old male and pronounced him deceased on scene.

An autopsy on the male found at 105 Avenue and 98 Street is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022.

Homicide Section Detectives believe the suspect in custody was involved in both incidents; charges are pending.

Police are asking anyone with information to please contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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