Saskatoon police find deceased male behind apartment complex, two other injured males, after call for shots fired – UPDATED

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section has arrested a 35 year old in connection to the homicide on May 19, 2022. He is charged with first degree murder and will appear in court Tuesday May 24, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (Information #991197270)

The victim has been identified as Brandon Baxandall.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with video evidence or information believed to be relevant is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

BACKGROUND

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Saskatoon Police Service continues to investigate a shooting that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old man and injury of two others, ages 25 and 35.

Police are looking to identify two men of slim builds that were seen fleeing the area in dark clothing; one carrying a bag with a strap. Investigators are requesting residents in the area enclosed by Saskatchewan Crescent East, Victoria Avenue, Main Street, and the Idylwyld Drive Freeway with access to security cameras to review the footage between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on May 19, 2022 for signs of suspicious activity.

Police do not believe there to be a continued risk to public safety.

Anyone with video evidence or information believed to be relevant is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Occurrence Numbers: 22-55990, 22-55992, 22-56001)

BACKGROUND

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Members of the Major Crime, Serious Assault and Forensic Identification Sections are investigating following reports of shots being fired and an injured male.

Police received the initial report at approximately 4:30 p.m., May 19, 2022. An injured man was reported to be in the 100 block of Main Street East. Shortly after, additional calls to Police reported shots being fired in the 700 block of Melrose Avenue. In addition, another injured male was reported to have been transported to City Hospital.

Saskatoon Homicide Investigation
Saskatoon Homicide Investigation

Upon arrival to the 700 block of Melrose Avenue responding officers located a deceased male behind an apartment building. Investigators are currently on-scene.

The two injured males are being treated for their injuries at this time. Their condition is unknown.

The public is asked to avoid the area around the 700 block of Melrose Avenue.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

Saskatoon Police Service

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