Restaurant owner named as homicide victim
Mohammed Bashir Khan was found injured after police were called to All Hours Steak, Pizza and Donair at 129th Avenue and 119th Street around 4:30 Tuesday morning.
He was taken to hospital where he later died.
Mohammad Maqsood met Bashir Khan in Lebanon 35 years ago.
"Heart-breaking news," he said. "I lost my best friend."
Bashir Khan had five children and five grandchildren, Maqsood said.
About a dozen police officers and detectives were at the scene looking for clues. A two-block area around the restaurant was cordoned off with police tape.
Neighbours said police followed a trail of blood to a nearby residence and led a young man away in handcuffs about 7 a.m.
An autopsy has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Neighbours tell CBC News that the restaurant is open until 5 a.m., is busy, and draws what they described as a rough clientele.
The death comes a day after a 25-year-old man was found dead early Monday on the stairs leading into the river valley near the Hotel Macdonald in downtown Edmonton.