A man wanted in relation to a fatal stabbing in Calgary turned himself in at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment. (File photo)

A man wanted in relation to a fatal stabbing in Calgary turned himself in at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man wanted in Calgary homicide

Suspect believed involved in fatal stabbing

A man suspected involved in a fatal stabbing in Calgary was arrested by police in Salmon Arm.

On May 14, Christopher Douglas Mathers, 34, was arrested after turning himself in at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment. Mathers was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, issued May 11, relating to the death of Russell David Younker.

According to Calgary police, Younker died after being stabbed in an altercation with another individual on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Following an autopsy, the suspicious death was considered a homicide.

Investigators attempted to locate the male suspect, only to learn he had moved out of his residence and had possibly left Calgary.

Police suspected the victim and the accused knew each other and the altercation was a follow-up to a previous incident between them.

Calgary police thanked the Salmon Arm RCMP for their assistance.

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