Edmonton Homicide Section investigating death of man struck by vehicle; warrants issued for suspect’s arrest – CHARGES WITHDRAWN

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating a collision between a truck and a pedestrian, which has left one man dead.

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At approximately 12 p.m. yesterday, Monday, May 22, 2017, West Division patrol officers were called to a residential area of 85 Avenue and 190 Street, after it was reported an 18-year-old male was struck by a truck following an altercation.

The 18-year-old man was treated and transported to hospital by EMS, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. An autopsy has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

justin-handbury-surrenderedHomicide Detectives are releasing a photo of Justin Handbury, 31, who is wanted on murder-related warrants. A photo of the alleged vehicle driven by the suspect is also included.

Investigators do not believe this was a random act, as the complainant and suspect were known to one another.

Police are asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of Handbury or the vehicle he was allegedly driving, 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 at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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Note: Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided not to release the name of the deceased in this investigation for the following reasons: it does not serve an investigative purpose, there is no risk to public safety and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.

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