Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying one suspect, and tracking down another suspect, believed to be involved in a stabbing at a downtown restaurant last week.

The investigation into the case started after it was reported to police that a man had been stabbed inside a lounge at a restaurant located on 118 Avenue and 101 Street, at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 22.

Police arrived to find a 26-year-old man suffering from a life-threatening stab wound to his chest.

Officers identified a suspect a short time later, but have not been able to find him.

It’s believed the incident was drug-related.

Edmonton police have issued an arrest warrant for Kevin Hrynyk, 33 (pictured) who is wanted on warrants for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.

Hrynyk is described as:

  • 180 cm (5’11”)
  • 79 kg (174 lbs)
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes

Police are also trying to identify a second, unknown suspect in the stabbing.

The unknown suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Approximately in his early 30s
  • About 73 kg (160 lbs)
  • About 175 cm (5’9”) tall

On the evening of the incident, he was wearing a light blue-coloured jacket, a dark coloured hoodie underneath, white running shoes and headphones over a ball cap.

Anyone with information on Hrynyk’s location or the identity of the second suspect is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).