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2nd-degree murder charge laid in northeast Edmonton shooting

Edmonton police homicide investigators were called to a shooting near the Clareview Place townhouse complex (13570 38 St.) in northeast Edmonton Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
Edmonton police homicide investigators were called to a shooting near the Clareview Place townhouse complex (13570 38 St.) in northeast Edmonton Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Albert Delitala, Global News

A 24-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences, including second-degree murder, after a fatal shooting in northeast Edmonton last month.

On Feb. 26, police were called to a townhouse complex in the area of 38 Street and 135 Avenue after reports of shots being fired.

A 42-year-old man was found dead inside the residence. An autopsy found the man died of a gunshot wound. His name was not released by police.

Two days later, police asked for help in tracking down 24-year-old Matthew Leonard Dawson Campeau.

The Edmonton Police Service released images on Thursday of Matthew Campeau, a homicide suspect whom they consider to be “armed and dangerous.” He is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 42-year-old man earlier this week.
The Edmonton Police Service released images on Thursday of Matthew Campeau, a homicide suspect whom they consider to be “armed and dangerous.” He is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 42-year-old man earlier this week. Supplied by EPS

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On March 1, police said he turned himself in to RCMP in Langley, B.C. where he was then transported back to Edmonton.

On Wednesday, police said Campeau was charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm while committing an offence, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition.

Watch below: Edmonton homicide detectives have taken over the investigation into a fatal shooting. (Filed Feb. 26, 2019).

Homicide investigation after overnight shooting in Clareview area
Homicide investigation after overnight shooting in Clareview area