Saskatoon

Man, 31, faces 2nd-degree murder charge laid after Saskatoon's 3rd homicide of 2021

Police in Saskatoon are investigating the third homicide of 2021 after a man died from a stabbing.

23-year-old victim died after being stabbed Friday afternoon

Police are investigating Saskatoon's third homicide of 2021. (Dan Zakreski/CBC)

An investigation into a stabbing in Saskatoon Friday is now a homicide investigation, police said Saturday.

The Saskatoon Police Service said Friday that officers were called to the 1400 block of 20th Street W. just after 5:30 p.m. Friday, with a report a man had been stabbed. Police found the 23-year-old man suffering from life-threatening injuries.

In an update Saturday, police said the man had died from his wounds. He is the third homicide in Saskatoon in 2021.

A 31-year-old is now in custody, facing second-degree murder charges, police said.

Aside from his age, no other details were released about the victim's identity. Police did not name the person in custody.

Police say they are not looking for any other people in connection with the stabbing, but anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or contact Saskatoon Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story, based on information from Saskatoon police, said a 21-year-old man was in custody. In fact, the Saskatoon Police Service later clarified that the man is 31 years old.
    Mar 06, 2021 2:59 PM CT

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