Police treating teen’s death as homicide

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A homicide investigation by police is underway following the death of a teenage male on Monday morning.

Prince Albert police responded at 5:55 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the 500 block of 27th Street East. Upon arrival they discovered a 17-year-old male victim at the scene.

Parkland Ambulance Paramedics said in a later release that paramedics responded to what they referred to as an "assault” in the 500 block of 27th Street East at 6 a.m.

The release said that a male was taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital with critical injuries.

The victim, 17-year-old Clayton James Bear of Prince Albert, was later pronounced deceased in the hospital the same morning.

Speaking at a police press conference on Monday, Sgt. Brandon Mudry declined to confirm whether the reports of shots fired and the death of the victim were directly related

It’s very early in the investigation. Sgt. Brandon Mudry

“It’s very early in the investigation, so as to protect the integrity of the investigation, I’m unable to comment at this time as to whether the two are related,” Mudry said.

“I can’t provide any further detail other than it was called in -- (a) shots fired call,” he added.

Police do not believe the incident was a random act and the incident is being treated as a homicide, though they are not providing any additional details at this time.

The Criminal Investigation Division and the Forensic Identification Unit are currently investigating. Additional information may be released by police as it becomes available.

Organizations: Prince Albert Police Service, Criminal Investigation Division

Geographic location: Prince Albert, 27th Street East

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  • Andy
    April 15, 2014 - 17:37

    Actually that is not a PAPS member. It is a Sask Ministry of the Environment Conservation Officer and canine. Not sure why they are at a city murder scene but ya that''s who it is.

  • Andy
    April 15, 2014 - 17:36

    Actually that is not a PAPS member. It is a Sask Ministry of the Environment Conservation Officer and canine. Not sure why but thats who it is.

  • Concerned Grandmother
    April 14, 2014 - 17:00

    P.A is getting to be a not nice place to live. We have a huge problem of drunks driving, drugs, needles all over town, and now two shootings, one young man dead, in a week.

    • Skeptic
      April 19, 2014 - 16:11

      I agree, time to hold the provincial government and mayor accountable and demand funding for more police officers!