“This was a lengthy and extensive investigation that would not have concluded without the cooperation of witnesses who came forward and provided key information,” says Det. Dale Johnson with the EPS Homicide Section. “Every case is unique and has its challenges, but, each homicide case is important and never closed until it is solved.”
At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, police received reports from neighbourhood residents that shots were fired in the area of 188 Street and 47 Avenue. Responding officers found a truck parked on the side of the road with a lone male occupant who had been fatally wounded.
An autopsy by the Medical Examiner on Dec. 9, 2008, identified the victim as Mitchell Chambers, 23, and that the cause of death was gunshot wounds.
Witnesses reported that the victim drove his Dodge Dakota truck to a female friend’s residence to pick her up for a movie. The suspect allegedly approached in a car and shot the victim while he sat waiting in his truck. Detectives learned that the shooting was connected to a former relationship between the suspect and the female.
Joshua Dylan Petrin, 31, has been charged with second degree murder. EPS detectives executed a warrant for the arrest of accused, who was being held on unrelated murder charges in the Regina Remand Centre, on Friday, April 11, 2014. The accused will appear in court in Edmonton.