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Murder charge laid in Lloydminster homicide investigation

Two people are in custody after what police are calling a homicide in Lloydminster, Alta.
Two people are in custody after what police are calling a homicide in Lloydminster, Alta. File / Global News

UPDATE: This article was originally posted on Feb. 12 and was updated on Feb. 13 when charges were laid.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide of Shane Victor Lynas, 47, who died in Lloydminster early Monday.

Officers were called to a home on the Alberta side of the border city just after midnight. When officers arrived, the victim was seriously hurt and he died a short time later.

The RCMP took two suspects into custody but one was later released without charges.

An autopsy confirmed the death was a homicide, RCMP said in a news release on Tuesday. They did not reveal the cause of death.

Deshane Tayden Bird, 20, of Lloydminster was the other person arrested on Monday. He has since been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

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Bird is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

“Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to this homicide investigation and believe that this was a targeted incident,” RCMP said.

— With files from 630 CHED’s Kirby Bourne