Man faces 1st degree murder charge in LRT slaying

Colton Barry Ferguson, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Heather Rae Thurier, who was shot and killed in the Stadium LRT station Friday night.
Friends posted this photo of Heather Rae Thurier, 23, to an online memorial page. (Facebook) ((Facebook))
A 19-year-old man has been charged in the killing of a woman who was shot in a LRT station last week, Edmonton police said Wednesday. 

Colton Barry Ferguson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Heather Rae Thurier.

Thurier, 23, was shot after what police said was a conversation which escalated into a confrontation at the Stadium LRT station about 10:20 p.m. Friday. 

The medical examiner now confirms Thurier died from a single gunshot to the head.

Ferguson is also charged with assault with a weapon for allegedly swinging his weapon at Thurier's brother. He also faces several firearms-related charges.

Police are searching for a red and white backpack belonging to the accused that they believe may have been dropped between the Stadium LRT station and a gas station near 97th Street and 118th Avenue.

They are asking people who live in the area to check their yards for the bag.