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Men face murder charges after firing at Alberta couple, then police

Two men are in custody after a shooting and police chase in Edmonton on the evening of Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Two men are in custody after a shooting and police chase in Edmonton on the evening of Saturday, July 23, 2016. Les Knight, Global News

Two men are facing murder charges after a man and a woman were shot Saturday night. The man died from his injuries Wednesday, police said.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, northeast patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired near 436 Brintnell Boulevard.

Police said a man and woman – both in their mid-thirties – were found in the area suffering from gunshot wounds. Suspects then fled from police and fired at officers in the process, EPS said.

The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Daniel Holly. His death is being investigated as the city’s 28th homicide of 2016.

The woman’s injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.

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Fifteen minutes after the Brintnell Boulevard shooting, officers found the suspect vehicle near 129 Avenue and 69 Street and tried to conduct a vehicle stop but the van drove away and shots were fired at police from the suspect vehicle, EPS said. Officers were not hurt.

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According to police, two men got out of the van near 130 Avenue and 88 Street and ran away. The two suspects were caught in a nearby field.

Dagmawi Admasu, 27, and Tysean Wawryk, 21, are each facing a number of charges, including first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and other firearm-related offences.

Investigators are still hoping to speak with anyone who witnessed the Brintnell Boulevard shooting, was at the scene where the suspect vehicle was found and the spot where the suspects were apprehended near 130 Avenue and 88 Street.

Police are still pursuing leads to determine if additional suspects were involved.