An autopsy now confirms a man injured during a home invasion in northeast Edmonton was killed by a gunshot wound.
Edmonton Police Service spokeswoman Patricia Thenu says police were called to a home on McConachie Boulevard around 2:30am Tuesday morning where they found a man and woman injured and a male suspect in the basement badly injured.
“It looked like he was suffering from a gunshot wound and he passed away later in hospital,” said Thenu.
“The couple were tied up, blind folded. They were also beaten. The husband was severely beaten and he remain in hospital still recovering from his injuries.”
Thenu says suspects targeted the house for a home invasion, but it was the wrong target.
“Demand was made from the husband and wife for drugs and money and investigations actually reveal the home was wrongfully targeted. There is another residence that is next to that same home that is also being investigated.”
She says officers carried out a search warrant on that home later that day where several suspects were brought into custody.
Police are looking for two male suspects. The first is described as a black, approximately 5’10” to 6′ tall, early to mid-20s, clean shaven, slim build, wearing a dark Hoody and darker jeans, and dark gloves. He was also wearing dark, round, thick-rimmed eye glasses. The second has a short beard, is approximately 5’10” to 5’11” tall, late 20s, with a stalky or heavier build, wearing a dark Hoody and sweat pants. Both suspects are described as speaking with an accent or broken English.
Anyone with information is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police have not yet released the name or age of the man who died. His death is Edmonton’s 34th homicide of 2016. (djs)