Three of six Edmonton LRT attack suspects charged, including one wanted for murder

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Edmonton police have identified three of six suspects after a 64-year-old man was knocked to the ground, beaten and robbed by a group assailants at Churchill LRT station last month.

The victim was on the ground-level Churchill LRT platform waiting for a train on Feb. 24 when he was approached by a man around 5:30 a.m., police said. The two had a brief verbal exchange before the 64-year-old was attacked, knocked to the ground and violently assaulted when five others joined in on the attack. The victim was robbed before the assailants fled.

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An emergency medical services crew treated the victim and transported him to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators released surveillance shots of the group and have since arrested two people while they seek a third on warrants. Three other suspects are yet to be identified and police are still seeking public tips. One of the male suspects was armed with pepper spray. Another was riding a bicycle. There was one female in the group.

“We are very thankful for the public’s assistance thus far and are hopeful that someone out there recognizes any of the three suspects in the photo and will contact police,” Const. Anton Golosov said in a news release this week.

violent assault Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the violent assault and robbery of a 64-year-old man at the Churchill LRT station on Feb. 24. Photo by Supplied /edm

Markus Lee Gladue, 21, is wanted on warrants for aggravated assault, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to public, and robbery.

Wanted for LRT attack Edmonton police are searching for Markus Lee Gladue, 21. edm

Brady Rodney Desroches-Smith, 28, has been charged with aggravated assault and robbery. At the the time of his arrest, Desroches-Smith was also wanted for first-degree murder by Grande Prairie RCMP.

Travis Damian Houle, 35, is charged with of aggravated assault, robbery, and failure to comply with probation order.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to contact them at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.

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