Prince Albert police investigate after man dies from injuries; chief issued statement

Prince Albert Police responded to the incident just before 11 a.m. on June 16, 2022.
Prince Albert Police responded to the incident just before 11 a.m. on June 16, 2022. File / Global News

Prince Albert Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old man who died after suffering from serious injuries.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a call from the 100 block of River Street West of a weapons complaint, according to a press release.

On arrival, police found the 47-year-old man seriously injured.

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Parkland Ambulance took the man to Victoria Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, police say.

As of Sunday morning, the 100 block of River Street West has been blocked off as police continue their investigation.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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Jonathan Bergen, Chief of Police said, “on Saturday, our community experienced two homicides due to violence. I want to extend my condolences to those whose loved ones have been the victims of this violence. Every loss due to violence is a tragedy and one that cannot be justified or explained.”

Bergen said that the community is struggling with an increase in weapons violence, addictions, poverty, mental health concerns, and calls related to ‚Äčinterpersonal violence. “As a police service, we benefit from the work of our partner agencies to support vulnerable residents and families and connect them with programming and interventions.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Tips can also be submitted online.

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