Police arrest man wanted on Alberta-wide warrant in connection with weekend homicide in Edmonton
A 36-year-old man, wanted for first-degree murder in connection with a homicide in the Alberta Avenue area of Edmonton over the weekend, was arrested just hours after police announced they had an Alberta-wide warrant issued for his arrest.
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Thursday night, police said Clinton Wabasca was arrested by officers in the Edmonton area just before 7 p.m.
On Thursday afternoon, police said Wabasca was believed to be in the Edmonton area and was “known to carry edged weapons.” Anyone who saw Wabasca was asked to call police right away and avoid contact with him.
At about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers were called to reports of an injured man in a multi-unit residence in the area of 117 Avenue and 91 Street. Police said officers discovered the body of a 42-year-old man in one of the building’s suites when they arrived.
An autopsy conducted on Tuesday determined the victim died as a result of head trauma and the death was ruled a homicide.
Police said the death marks the city’s fifth homicide of 2018. With Wabasca under arrest, police said they were not looking for any additional suspects although their investigation into the homicide is ongoing.
Police said they are not disclosing the name of the victim due to privacy concerns.
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