Hobbema teen killed on Christmas Eve

  • Dec. 29, 2010 4:00 p.m.

A teenager is believed to be Hobbema’s second homicide of 2010 after he was found dead on the street Christmas Eve.

Members of the Hobbema detachment, along with an RCMP K-9 unit, responded to a complaint of shots being fired in a residential area of the Samson townsite at about 6:15 p.m. Dec. 24.

An unresponsive male was found. Emergency medical services staff attended and pronounced the male dead.

A medical examiner was to conduct an autopsy Dec. 28 to confirm the nature and cause of death. This is the second suspected homicide of the year for Hobbema, with the first one two weeks ago. The incidents are not believed to be related.

Police say the name of the victim will not be released until the conclusion of the autopsy.

The RCMP major crimes unit, Wetaskiwin/Hobbema general investigation section, forensic identification section and the Hobbema detachment are continuing to investigate.

Teen charged in man’s death

A Hobbema teenager is facing a second-degree murder charge in the Dec. 10 death of a 36-year old man.

Hobbema RCMP began their investigation after a man died in hospital. Officers were called on a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on the Ermineskin First Nation.

Police have not released the victim’s name because of his relationship to the accused young offender.

Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call RCMP at 780-585-4600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or Crime Stoppers online at www.TIPSOFT.com

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