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Autopsy conducted on man found deceased in residence; investigators seek doorbell and dash cam from the area

For Immediate Release: 01-Mar-2024 @ 6:44 PM
MRU #: H24R009-1

An autopsy has been completed on the 35-year-old man who was found deceased in a residence earlier this week.

On Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at approximately 6 p.m., Southwest Branch patrol officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of 106 Street and 74 Avenue. Upon arrival, officers searched the area but did not locate anything suspicious. At approximately 11:20 p.m., officers responded to a residence in that same area on the report of a deceased male. Upon arrival, police and paramedics located 35-year-old Ozan Budak deceased.

The autopsy was conducted on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide.

Homicide detectives are asking any residents who live in the area of 106 Street and 74 Avenue with doorbell or dash camera footage from Monday, Feb. 26 between 6 p.m. and midnight to contact police at their earliest convenience.

Anyone with information about the events leading up to this homicide is asked to 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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