June 16, 2017 7:10 am
Updated: June 16, 2017 6:39 pm

Fatal stabbing in northeast Edmonton’s Beverly area deemed homicide

Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017.

Dave Carels, Global News

The stabbing death of a man in north Edmonton on Friday morning has been ruled the city’s 23rd homicide of 2017.

At around 3:30 a.m., police were called to the Beacon Heights area, where a man was found dead in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 Street and 50 Street.


Police said a man flagged down a passing police vehicle to report that a man had been stabbed in the alley. Police said they found the man and called for EMS, however, he died on scene.

The identity of the man is not being released until his family has been notified, police said in a media release Friday afternoon.

READ MORE: 1 man dead, another in hospital after north Edmonton stabbing

The incident comes one day after a 29-year-old man died after being stabbed during a fight outside an apartment in the Londonderry area. Clinton John Bluecloud, 29, was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.  A 40-year-old man was also injured.

Michael Barber, 48, was charged with second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

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