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Hunt on for Hobbema murder suspect

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 19-year-old suspect in relation to the shooting death of a 16-year-old on the Samson Cree Nation reserve last Saturday.

Hobbema RCMP are asking the public’s help in locating Lindsey Allen Bruno of Hobbema, who is charged with second-degree murder. He is described as 1.78 metres (five foot 9 inches) and 73 kg (160 pounds), with black hair and brown eyes.

Both the victim and the suspect have gang ties, police say.

Police say Bruno should not be approached. Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is requested to call the police immediately.

Levonne Baptiste, 16, was killed early Saturday morning on the reserve. His death was confirmed as a homicide on Monday.

Anyone with information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact Hobbema RCMP at 780-585-4600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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