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Edmonton man charged with manslaughter in connection to death of 26-year-old male

For Immediate Release: 10-May-2019 @ 12:49 PM
MRU #: H19R0012

The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section has charged Christopher William Chase, 36, with manslaughter in connection to the death of a 26-year-old Edmonton man.

It was reported to police that on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Chase was involved in an altercation with a 26-year-old male outside of a convenience store near 107 Avenue and 156 Street.

Chase is alleged to have approached the complainant, pushed and knocked him to the ground, subsequently causing the 26-year-old male to strike his head on the parking lot pavement. The complainant was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Autopsy results released by the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office earlier this week confirmed the cause of death was blunt force trauma with the manner of death being homicide.

Homicide investigators initially arrested and charged Chase with aggravated assault, a charge that was upgraded to manslaughter on May 7th, following the complainant’s death.

Every investigation 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.


Please contact Scott Pattison at (780) 421-3553 for more information.

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