Accused of killing three fellow G4S security guards early Friday morning
Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21. Photo: Edmonton Police Service.
By Beacon staff
Edmonton police believe they’ve identified the killer of three armoured car security guards and have filed Canada-wide warrants for first degree murder (three counts) and attempted murder (one count) against Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, of Edmonton, identified this morning as a person of interest in the case.
“With the approval of the Crown, we now believe we have reasonable, probable grounds, that this is the person responsible for this terrible crime,” said Bob Hassel, EPS Supt. Criminal Investigations Div. “We want to encourage anyone who may know of this individual’s whereabouts to contact EPS immediately.”
Police believe Baumgartner is “armed and dangerous” and are urging the public to use extreme caution should they happen to encounter Baumgartner.
Homicide Investigators are trying to determine Baumgartner’s whereabouts. He is a G4S employee who is believed to have been one of several armoured company employees that attended the U of A just after midnight Friday make a delivery.
Baumgartner is the owner of a dark blue Ford F-150 pick-up truck with an Alberta licence plate number, ZRE 724. Anyone with information on Baumgartner’s whereabouts is urged to contact the EPS complaint line at 780-423-4567 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
EPS member were called out to the university’s Hub Mall area after midnight, June 15 after receiving a call of shots fired.
Upon arrival, police found three deceased individuals and a fourth who was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. EPS investigators have since confirmed the shootings were the result of an armed robbery of an armoured vehicle making deliveries at the U of A’s Hub Mall building.
Homicide detectives are now presiding over the crime scene. The investigation is in its preliminary stages, and further details will be released when they become available.
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