Police charge Lethbridge man in connection with city’s first homicide this year

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a 45-year-old man with manslaughter in connection with the city’s first homicide this year.

On May 5, 2022 at approximately 8:24 p.m. the 44-year-old victim was approached by a male near the intersection of 8 Street and 2 A Avenue North. Following a verbal altercation the victim was struck by the male and fell to the ground, sustaining life-threatening head injuries. The male left the area but was located by police later in the evening and arrested without incident.

Further investigation determined the victim was known to the subject and the altercation was a targeted incident.

Lethbridge HOMICIDE
Lethbridge HOMICIDE

The victim, Amber Khadka, was initially transported to Chinook Regional Hospital and subsequently transferred to Calgary after his condition deteriorated. On May 7, 2022 Khadka succumbed to his injuries.

An autopsy was completed at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Calgary on May 9, 2022 and confirmed the cause of death as homicide.

Sheldon Nicholas LePage, 45, of Lethbridge, is charged with one count of manslaughter and one count each of failing to comply with a release order and failing to comply with a probation order.

LePage has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court May 16, 2022.

Lethbridge Police Service

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