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Eighteen-year-old man’s death confirmed as a homicide

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Eighteen-year-old man’s death confirmed as a homicide

The Edmonton Medical Examiner concluded an autopsy today, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in connection with the suspicious death of an 18-year-old man over the weekend.

The man died as a result of a stab wound. His identity will not be released.

This is Edmonton’s 16th homicide of 2015.

Background:

An 18-year-old man is dead and a 17-year-old male is in police custody after an alleged stabbing in northeast Edmonton Saturday night.

Officers from Northeast Division were called to the report of a disturbance in a condominium complex near 36 Street and 145 Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2015.

Police believe the disturbance turned violent and an 18-year-old man was stabbed. He was treated and transported to hospital, where he died of his injuries.

It was reported the suspect, a 17-year-old male, fled the residence after the altercation. The EPS searched the surrounding area and apprehended the suspect nearby at approximately 10:20 p.m. He was taken into police custody without incident.

The two males involved are related to each other. Police believe they were both residents of the condominium unit where the incident occurred.

The 17-year-old male suspect has been charged with 2nd degree murder. The youth cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada.

The deceased male will not be identified. An autopsy has been scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.

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