After an autopsy, the Medical Examiner has ruled a suspicious death Friday a homicide.
The investigation continues into Gary Yemane’s, 63, death, but officers say he was not known to police.
“The information we have from Yemane’s family indicates he was very involved in his community,” says Staff Sgt. Bill Clark with the EPS Homicide Section. “Our investigators are working on multiple angles to determine what led to this tragic event and we’re asking the public for help – please contact police if you have information about this crime.”
Officers were called to the area of Ozerna Road between 69 Street and 165 Avenue around 8:45 Friday night to reports of shots fired. There they found a man dead on the sidewalk in a pool of blood.
The only information police have been able to release at this time is that a black, older sedan, possibly a Toyota, was seen leaving the area at the time. The lone occupant has been described as an East Indian male, late 20s to early 30s, with short dark hair and an average build (5’8”-5’10” and 180-200 lbs.). He was wearing a dark sweater and blue jeans.
Originally police said four males in a van were in the area at the time. These four were not considered suspects, but police wanted to speak to them about what they may have seen. Officers are still hoping those four come forward.
This marks Edmonton’s 23rd homicide of 2016.
Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online. (kb)