Police investigating first homicide of 2019

(Herald file photo)

The Prince Albert Police Service is investigating its first homicide of 2019.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was assaulted in the alley of the 200 block of 12th Street East at about 1:15 a.m. last Saturday, Feb. 9. He died in a Saskatoon hospital.

An autopsy is expected to occur next week. Members from the criminal investigations division and forensic identification sections are “actively investigating this incident,” according to a media release.

Both sections will be working with the Office of the Chief Coroner.

Anyone with any information that may assist the investigation, or any video surveillance from the midtown area, are asked to contact the police at 306-953-4222 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.