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Fourth suspect arrested in Cold Lake suspicious death

Four suspects in the death of a man found at a gas station in Cold Lake were arrested after RCMP contained an area near Bonnie Lake in northeastern Alberta Monday evening.

Police said they arrested three suspects but one remained at large

Four suspects in the death of a man found at a gas station in Cold Lake were arrested after RCMP contained an area near Bonnie Lake in northeastern Alberta Monday evening. 

RCMP searched for hours in the Bonnie Lake area along Highway 28 and were asking the public to avoid the area. The search ended around 3 a.m. when the fourth suspect was arrested, RCMP Sgt. Gabriel Graham told CBC News on Tuesday. 

RCMP from Smoky Lake, Boyle, Redwater and St. Paul said they were working together on a suspicious death case, and contained the area along Highway 28, four kilometres northeast of the village of Vilna, Alberta. Vilna is around 150 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

The investigation is connected to the death of a man who was found at a Petro-Canada gas station on Highway 28 in Cold Lake. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is also investigating this case, RCMP said earlier on Monday.

Police responded to reports that a man had been shot in the Petro-Canada parking lot around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Police said they had three suspects in custody and one remaining suspect at large.

During the search Monday, there was a heavy police presence, a local golf course was evacuated and residents in the area were told to stay home and call 911 if they saw any suspicious activity. 

An autopsy on the victim has been scheduled for Thursday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.

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