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Early morning death deemed a homicide: Saskatoon police

Saskatoon police are asking people to avoid the area and have shut down 19th Street East between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue. File / Global News

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The Saskatoon Police Service opened up a homicide investigation following an early morning death.

At around 7:20 a.m., police were called to the 1000 block of 8th Street East for a report of an injured person.

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In a press release, police say officers spotted an injured 22-year-old man laying in the road at the corner of Clarence Avenue South and 8th Street East. Officials say he was unresponsive.

The man was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

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Saskatoon police along with the Major Crimes Unit and the Forensic Identification Sections were on scene most of Sunday to determine “how and why” the person was injured, say officials.

An autopsy is scheduled for Oct. 6.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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