Man charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 19-year-old Sundre man

WATCH: One man is dead, and another is facing a charge of first-degree murder after a homicide at a central Alberta McDonald's restaurant. Elissa Carpenter has the latest from Sundre.

Police have charged a Sundre man with first-degree murder after the death of a 19-year-old.

On Monday, shortly after midnight, Sundre RCMP got a call about a death at a local business.

RCMP found Sundre local Josh Burns, 19, dead at the business. RCMP confirmed with Global News that Burns died at the town’s McDonald’s.

RCMP said both the deceased and the accused were employees of the restaurant and both were on shift.

Police have since charged 27-year-old Solaimane Elbettah with first-degree murder. Elbettah was found near the crime scene, and police said the pair had previously known each other.

Police added there’s no threat to public safety. The fast-food restaurant remained closed on Tuesday.

Elbettah remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Canmore Provincial Court on July 6.

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