A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide in Weyburn.

The Weyburn Police Service is investigating a homicide after an 18-year-old man died early this morning.

At approximately 9 p.m. Friday night the Weyburn Police Service responded to the 300 block of Fourth Street NE after receiving a call of a home invasion involving firearms. Police secured the premises and shortly after learned that two men had arrived at the Weyburn General Hospital with injuries. Upon attending the hospital, officers determined the injured men were related to the earlier home invasion call.

In the early hours of January 5, police were advised that the 18-year-old man at the hospital had succumbed to his injuries. The other man sustained non-life-threatening injuries. During the course of the investigation, two 23-year-old men were arrested in relation to this incident. A third suspect was also taken into custody later this morning.

The homicide investigation is ongoing. Police and forensic investigators will be present at the scene on Fourth Street throughout the day and have closed a section of it between Bison and Prairie Avenues. Police are asking members of the public to find alternate routes.

The name of the deceased will not be released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Weyburn Police Service at 306-848-3250, or Crime Stoppers.

UPDATE: 1:22 P.M.

Weyburn Police Chief Marlo Pritchard confirmed three men were involved in the home invasion Friday night, the deceased 18-year-old Weyburn man, a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man. The first two men were found at the hospital and one turned himself in to police at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

"The individuals that were at the hospital, at this point in time are suspects in the home invasion, and there was an altercation with the occupant in the residence and during that altercation, shots were fired," shared Pritchard. "We also have information, or evidence to support, that there was a knife involved."

The 23-year-old resident where the home invasion occurred has also been arrested in connection with the homicide investigation. Pritchard said the suspects involved are all known to each other and police are not seeking any more suspects. Charges have yet to be laid.

The barricades on Fourth Street have been removed from the street, however, the investigation is ongoing with assistance from the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit.

homicideinvestigationPolice have been on-scene on Fourth Street since the early morning hours of January 5 (photo by Glenn Rogers).

Discover Weyburn will provide more information as it becomes available.


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