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Edmonton police charge 21-year-old man with 2nd-degree murder in Fox Drive stabbing

A portion of Fox Drive was closed Saturday night while police investigated an "incident" nearby.
A portion of Fox Drive was closed Saturday night while police investigated an "incident" nearby. Global News

Police have charged a 21-year-old man in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teen in Edmonton’s south side over the weekend.

On Wednesday, police said Connor James Miller had been charged with second-degree murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest.

READ MORE: Man found near Fox Drive was stabbed to death: Edmonton police

At around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a “trouble not known” call at the Alfred H. Savage Centre near Fox Drive where they found the body of 19-year-old Christopher Fawcett.

An autopsy later confirmed Fawcett died of stab wounds.

Police said they believe Miller and Fawcett – whom they said knew one another – got into a fight before Fawcett was killed.

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READ MORE: Homicide detectives investigating suspicious death near Fox Drive

The stabbing is Edmonton’s 36th homicide of the year, according to police.