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Police investigate Saskatoon’s first homicide of 2021

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Saskatoon police say they have a man in custody as they continue to investigate the city’s first homicide of 2021.

Police said officers were called to a disturbance at a home in the 200 block of Wakaw Place just after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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A 60-year-old woman was found dead inside the home. Police have not released her name or the cause of death.

A 65-year-old man at the home was taken to hospital with what police said are serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said officers used a Taser while apprehending a 34-year-old man whom they encountered outside the home.

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He remains in custody as detectives continue their investigation. A police spokesperson told Global News that the service was unable to provide media with a connection between the man arrested, the man injured and the woman killed.

Police said the incident is not random in nature.

Bill Sherwin has lived nearby for 38 years.

“It’s a very friendly, outgoing neighbourhood. We’ve never had any trouble before. This is a big surprise for us,” Sherwin said.

As of late Wednesday morning, police barricades were still set up outside the 200 block of Wakaw Place. Several evidence markers were placed in the cul-de-sac.

-With files from Ryan Kessler

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