Youth charged with second-degree murder following northeast Edmonton stabbing

WATCH ABOVE: A stabbing in northeast Edmonton Saturday night left one man dead.

EDMONTON — Edmonton police have confirmed the death of an 18-year-old man over the weekend is the city’s 16th homicide of 2015.

On Sunday, police said a 17-year-old male was charged with second-degree murder after a fatal stabbing in northeast Edmonton Saturday night.

Police were called to a disturbance at a condominium complex in the area of 36 Street and 145 Avenue at around 8 p.m.

Officers said the incident turned violent, resulting in an 18-year-old man being stabbed.

The 17-year-old suspect fled the scene, police said in a media release Sunday evening.

Officers, with the help of the police helicopter, searched the area for a couple of hours. Several blocks were cordoned off by police as they searched for the suspect, who was brought into custody at around 10:20 p.m.

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The suspect’s name will not be released due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada.

The victim’s identity has not been released, but police confirmed Monday he died of a stab wound.

Police said the men are related to each other. Officers believe they both lived in the condo where the incident occurred.

*Editor’s note: Police originally said both men were in their 20s. The story was updated at 6:45 p.m. Sunday with new information from the EPS.