Shooting death of man in central Edmonton confirmed as homicide

Edmonton police investigating a death at a property on 105 Street near 106 Avenue on Sept. 9, 2022. Global News

The suspicious death of a 40-year-old man found with a gunshot wound on Thursday, Sept. 8 has been ruled homicide.

Police have also identified the victim as Yakubu Usman Saibu.

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On Sept. 8, Edmonton police said officers responded to a report of an injured man inside a residence in the area of 106 Avenue and 105 Street at approximately 9:30 p.m.

When they arrived, officers found a 40-year-old man with a gunshot wound. They administered first aid and EMS responded, but the man died from his injuries at the scene, EPS said.

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Anyone with information about Usman Saibu’s death is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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