Update - Charges Laid - Suspicious Death/Homicide

The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section has laid homicide charges in regards to the death of a 25-year-old man in August.

A 20-year-old man is charged with First Degree Murder, Using a Firearm in Commission of Offence, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm and Discharging Firearm - Recklessness. He is expected to appear in Provincial Court tomorrow morning.

On August 18, 2019, Police responded to the 1800 block of 20th Street West for reports of an injured man. Upon arrival they located the victim, identified as 25-year-old Andrew Merasty, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

August 21, 2019 9:10 AM

Following the completion of an autopsy yesterday, Saskatoon Police are now investigating Sunday’s call of an injured person, as a homicide.

The 25-year-old man, whose identity is not being released at the request of family, was located in the 1800 block of 20th Street West on August 18, 2019. He was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Saskatoon Police and request to speak to a Major Crimes investigator, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is Saskatoon’s 10th homicide of 2019.

(Occurrence Number: 19-87505)