Calgary police charge 18-year-old in stabbing death of young man

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Calgary police were called to a downtown apartment on Aug. 31 for reports of a fight and found a victim in life-threatening condition. The man later died.  (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Calgary police were called to a downtown apartment on Aug. 31 for reports of a fight and found a victim in life-threatening condition. The man later died. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A 19-year-old is dead and an 18-year-old in custody following a fatal fight in a downtown Calgary apartment on Tuesday night.

Police identified the victim on Thursday as Antonio Wallace-Murillo following an autopsy. They say Justin Riley Richardson has been charged with manslaughter in the death.

The incident was reported to police around 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 31. It happened in the 600 block of Fifth Avenue S.W.

When officers arrived, they found a man in life-threatening condition inside an apartment and started emergency first aid until EMS crews arrived, according to a new release.

Wallace-Murillo was taken to hospital, where he later died.

"It is alleged a verbal altercation occurred, which escalated to a physical confrontation," police said in the news release.

"The suspect is alleged to have stabbed the victim, causing fatal injuries."

Police said there were three other people in the apartment at the time of the incident. They were taken into custody. Two of them were later released.

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