Police charge man with murder after weekend death of 24-year-old man in south Edmonton

Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man in south Edmonton on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Global News

Edmonton police have laid charges in relation to the death of a 24-year-old man Sunday in the south end of the city.

On Monday, police said they had charged Roland Blind, 28, with second-degree murder in the death of Frankie Sawan, 24.

Both the men knew one another, according to police.

Sawan died early Sunday morning, after officers were called to a home at 104 Street and 67 Avenue just before 5 a.m. for reports of an injured man.

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Despite CPR efforts on scene, Sawan was declared dead after being transported to hospital that morning.

Blind was arrested “a short distance away from the address,” according to police.

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An autopsy has confirmed Sawan died of “a sharp force injury.” His death has been ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information about the incident should call police at 780-423-4567, or tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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