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Homicide Section investigating first suspicious death of 2022

For Immediate Release: 03-Jan-2022 @ 12:36 PM
MRU #: H22R001 

EPS Homicide Section detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred at a homeless shelter early this morning in the city’s downtown area.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. today, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, EPS Downtown Branch patrol members responded to a reported assault at a shelter near 100 Street and 105A Avenue.  

Upon arrival, paramedics had commenced life-saving measures on a 54-year-old male, before transporting him to hospital. The male succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter while in hospital.

Homicide Section detectives have since taken over the investigation, and witness interviews are ongoing, at this time.

The Edmonton Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.

Anyone with information regarding this suspicious death 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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