3 teens charged with 2nd degree murder in Saskatoon weekend shooting

Three teenagers are in custody and charged with second-degree murder after a shooting in Saskatoon on April 24.

Shedane Favel, 27, died in hospital on Sunday. According to city police, he flagged down an officer around 6:30 a.m. CST on Sunday. Favel said he was shot on the 200 block of O South Avenue.

Pauline Favel has described her grandson as a “benevolent soul” who didn’t want to hurt anyone. She said he was just trying to live on the streets in Saskatoon. He is originally from Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, about 375 kilometers northwest of Saskatoon.

“Sshedane deserved more than the world gave her,” she said.

The Favel family raises funds to bring his body back to Ile-à-la-Crosse. Donations can be directed to [email protected]

The teenagers, aged 13, 14 and 16, were arrested shortly afterwards. They cannot be named due to their age.

They appeared in provincial court on Monday and have been remanded in custody until May 5.

Parents and family members of the accused were present in court, but declined to speak.

Police believe the trio may be linked to an earlier attempted robbery.

“Investigators were able to determine that a robbery with a firearm took place in the same area just prior to the homicide,” police said in a statement.

“The first incident involved a separate victim who was riding a bicycle. The unknown victim was able to flee the area, but police are asking him to come forward.”

Favel was shot on this block of Avenue O Sud. (Dan Zakreski/CBC)