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Man wanted in 2019 Edmonton homicide arrested in Albania

Police tape surrounds an area outside a southwest Edmonton apartment building. Global News

A man wanted in regards to a 2019 homicide in south Edmonton has been arrested in Albania, police said Friday.

Gearard Wright, 20, was killed shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2019 after a fight outside of an apartment near 24 Avenue and 104 Street.

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Police said the investigation recently led them to Artin Korca, 21.

In February of this year, Interpol issued a request to law enforcement around the world to locate and arrest a person pending extradition, surrender or similar legal action called a Red Notice.

On Aug. 8, Korca was arrested at an Albanian border crossing and officials granted extradition.

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On Sept. 23, Edmonton homicide detectives took custody of Korca in Tirana, Albania and brought him back to Edmonton. He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

Korca is scheduled to be in court on Sept. 27.

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