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Man wanted for second-degree murder following fatal shooting in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of an Edmonton man.

A statement from the Edmonton Police Service says an arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Aaron Atchooay.

He's wanted for second-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Justin Highet.

Highet was found dead in a home in northeast Edmonton on Wednesday.

An autopsy determined he suffered fatal gunshot wounds and the death is a homicide.

Atchooay is believed to be in the Edmonton area but the police statement says he is considered to be armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 16, 2020.

The Canadian Press