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Westlock RCMP charge youth with second-degree murder

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Westlock, Alta - Westlock RCMP and the K Division Major Crimes Unit (South) have laid charges in relation to a homicide which occurred in that community on August 2, 2019.   At approximately 00:10 am on August 2, 2019, RCMP responded to a 911 call at a residence in Westlock, Alta in which a 62-year-old male was believed to be injured as a result of a gunshot wound.  RCMP found the male to be deceased upon their arrival at the scene. 
 
A 17-year-old male has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the investigation.  His name cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  He is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in Westlock Provincial Court on August 7, 2019.  Both parties were known to each other.
 
The name of the deceased is not being released at this time and an autopsy has been scheduled for August 5, 2019 in Edmonton.  Westlock RCMP, with the assistance of the K Division Major Crimes Unit, and the Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate.  No additional details are being released at this time.

With files by Westlock News




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