RCMP investigating Red Deer homicide

Man found badly injured in Red Deer apartment on Wednesday died in Calgary hospital on Thursday.

RCMP are investigating a homicide after the victim of a “severe assault” in Red Deer on Wednesday died in hospital.

Police said they were called to a Red Deer apartment about 6:10 a.m. on Wednesday with reports of a man in medical distress. A badly injured 26-year-old Red Deer man was found and taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and then flown by STARS to a Calgary hospital.

He was placed on life support but died of his injuries on Thursday. An autopsy on Friday in Calgary determined the man’s death was a homicide.

The man’s name has not been released.

RCMP Major Crimes South is investigating along with Red Deer RCMP General Investigation Section.

It is the city’s second homicide this year.

Lyndon Olsen, 34, was arrested on Feb. 6 in Red Deer and charged with manslaughter with a firearm in connection with the death of Randee Lynn Stewart, 25.

At about 6:15 a.m. on Feb. 1, Red Deer RCMP received a report of possible gunshots in the area of a townhouse complex near 54th Avenue and 43rd Street, followed shortly afterwards by a truck crashing on its way to Red Deer Regional Hospital on 42nd Street.

RCMP located Stewart in the truck near the hospital, where the mother-of-two was taken and later succumbed to her injuries.

RCMP are requesting that anyone with any information about this latest incident contact the Red Deer RCMP complaint line at 403-343-5575 or call the local police detachment. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

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