In a tragic turn of events, an individual has been criminally charged for the demise of a man near an Edmonton shelter, during the past weekend’s hours of darkness.
On Sunday, as the day was inching closer to twilight around 5:30 p.m., an urgent dispatch was made. Emergency teams rushed to the scene at Herb Jamieson Centre of Hope Mission, a familiar spot located at the intersection of 105A Avenue and 100 Street, where they attended to an injured man.
The unfortunate soul on the receiving end of this incident was subsequently identified as Keith Phillips, a man in the prime of his life at 39 years. Despite being promptly transferred to a medical facility, Phillips’s battle with death ended in defeat.
The following Tuesday saw a dissection of the harsh realities of the incident, as an autopsy was performed on Phillips revealing a rather heartbreaking truth. Phillips’ life was extinguished by means of a lethal puncture — a stab wound located directly in the chest region.
Pursuing the grievous crime, the law enforcement authorities managed to arrest a 31-year-old male suspect on Tuesday afternoon. The said individual now faces grave accusations of committing second-degree murder, directly linking him to Phillips’ untimely demise.