'Senseless': Teen attacked on walk died of stab wound, say Edmonton police

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A 15-year-old St. Albert boy attacked while on a walk with his mother and dog Tuesday night died of a stab wound, say police.

Broden Radomske, 15, died at the scene after he was randomly attacked by a man near 137 Avenue and 184 Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Friday autopsy by Edmonton’s medical examiner concluded his cause of death was a stab wound and the manner of death a homicide.

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“This is a tragic loss that has impacted the whole community, and our hearts go out to the victim’s family, friends, classmates and others who have been affected by the senseless death of a young person,” says Edmonton homicide Staff Sgt. Colin Leathem said in a Friday release.

“We want to reassure the community that the suspect has been apprehended and there is no risk to public safety.”

Officers from Edmonton’s northwest division called to the scene Tuesday night attempted life-saving measures but were unable to save the boy.

The abandoned street where St. Albert’s residential area ends and Edmonton begins is popular with dog walkers. The teen and his mother would walk their pitbull there regularly.

His mother, at the scene Wednesday afternoon, told Postmedia she believed the attack was triggered by a mental episode. She and her son knew the assailant in passing.

Her son was walking behind her when the attack occurred.

Radomske, who played hockey in St. Albert in the 2023-2024 season and school basketball, had a wide circle of friends in the community. The school district has counselling available at the St. Albert schools he had attended.

Edmonton city police on Thursday said Keith James Landry, 40, is charged with second-degree murder.

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