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Man stabbed in downtown Calgary remembered by friends as search for killer continues

Russell David Younker, 49, has been identified as the victim of a deadly stabbing in downtown Calgary on April 15, 2021. Obtained by Global News

Friends of a man killed in a stabbing in downtown Calgary last week are still trying to come to grips with the death as police continue to search for the person responsible.

The stabbing happened on Thursday, April 15, killing 49-year-old Russell David Younker.

Russell David Younker, 49, has been identified as the victim of a deadly stabbing in downtown Calgary on April 15, 2021. Obtained by Global News

Police said the attack happened after an altercation between two people by the CTrain tracks near the Kerby Centre on 7 Avenue S.W. and 11 Street S.W. at around 6:20 p.m.

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The suspect ran away, and police said Younker was rushed to hospital where he later died.

Russell David Younker, 49, has been identified as the victim of a deadly stabbing in downtown Calgary on April 15, 2021. Obtained by Global News

Read more: Man found stabbed in downtown Calgary dies in hospital: police

On Friday, police released photos and a video of a man and a woman that they are hoping to speak with regarding the death, saying they could have “information that would be valuable to the investigation.”

“We have since located the woman, though we have yet to speak to the man. While we continue to search for him, we are also looking to speak to a third person believed to have information that would assist the investigation,” police said in a news release on Monday afternoon.

Calgary police are hoping to speak with the people seen in these pictures in connection to the death of Russell David Younker on April 15, 2021. Calgary Police Service handout
Calgary police are hoping to speak with the man seen in these pictures in connection with the death of Russell David Younker on April 15, 2021. Calgary Police Service handout

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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