Saskatoon

Accused in 2017 murder arrested while serving sentence at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

A 22-year-old man who had been serving time at Saskatchewan Penitentiary for a different offence is now charged with first-degree murder in connection with a Nov. 4, 2017, shooting in Saskatoon.

Levi McAdam facing 1st-degree murder charge

Friends said homicide victim Tyler Morin had struggled to leave the gang lifestyle. (Facebook )

A 22-year-old man who had been serving time at Saskatchewan Penitentiary for a different offence is now charged with first-degree murder in connection with a Nov. 4, 2017, shooting in Saskatoon.

Levi Dana George McAdam, 22, appeared in Saskatoon provincial court on Wednesday. Police laid the charge against McAdam in Prince Albert, where he's serving a sentence for dangerous driving at Saskatchewan Penitentiary.

It's alleged that McAdam, who had just turned 18, shot Tyler Morin in the stomach. Morin died later in hospital.

Around 6 a.m. CST on Nov. 4, 2017, police responded to a 911 call about a man being shot at a home in the 200 block of Avenue V South. They found Morin with a small-calibre gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Police said he was taken to the hospital in stable condition, but died on Nov. 11.

At the time of the shooting, police said they believed the victim knew the shooter but that a suspect had not been identified.

"He was a struggling young man who wanted to do well, who didn't want that lifestyle anymore — and his whole family was involved in gangs, so he wanted to move on," said Str8 Up founder Father André Poilièvre. 

Poilièvre worked with Morin in the gang prevention program for years. 

Morin had left his former gang but was still fighting with his addiction, and he was contemplating enrolling in a treatment program, Poilièvre said.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Zakreski is a reporter for CBC Saskatoon.

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