UPDATE: Homicide investigators charge Edmonton man with first-degree murder

Edmonton, Alberta – Homicide investigators have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man with murder in connection to the death of Peter Boakye Wednesday morning.

Autopsy results released by the Edmonton Medical Examiner earlier this week confirmed that Peter Boakye, 38, of Edmonton, died from a sharp force injury with the manner of death being homicide.

Edmonton Homicide Suspect - Image captured from video
(EPS) Edmonton Homicide Suspect – Image captured from video

On Saturday, EPS Homicide Section detectives arrested and charged Aston Gyasi, 34, of Edmonton, with one count of first-degree murder.


At approximately 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, Northeast Division patrol members responded to a trouble unknown call at a residence near 139 Avenue and 35 Street.

Upon arrival, members found a male at that residence in medical distress. Paramedics treated and transported the male to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: H21R004-1

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