June 19, 2017 6:38 pm
Updated: June 19, 2017 6:45 pm

Edmonton police investigate 6th homicide in June after 18-year-old fatally stabbed

EPS investigating death after body found near 125 Street and 132 Avenue on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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Police have ruled a young man’s death in north Edmonton over the weekend a homicide, making it the city’s 24th homicide this year and the sixth homicide in June alone.

Joshua Gilbert Barnes, 18, was pronounced dead after emergency crews were called to a parking lot in the area of 125 Street and 132 Avenue early Sunday morning.

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Police said an autopsy conducted Monday morning determined Barnes died as a result of a stab wound.

According to police, officers responded to the scene in Kensington Crossing at around 12:30 a.m. after someone walking by the area called 911 after seeing “two males with obvious signs of trauma.” While Barnes died, police said the other person was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Monday afternoon, police released three photos of a car they believe is connected to the crime.

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Watch below: On June 16, 2017, the Edmonton Police Service’s deputy police chief called a press conference in an effort to calm people worried about the troubling number of homicides in Alberta’s capital this month. Fletcher Kent filed this report.

“We believe this vehicle was occupied by a group of males,” Staff Sgt. Colin Derksen of the Edmonton Police Service’s (EPS) Homicide Section said in a news release. “We urge anyone who has information about this vehicle or the group of male suspects who were seen in the Kensington Square parking lot around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 to contact police.”

Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or what led up to the homicide is asked to call the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

View photos of the suspect vehicle below:

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