Saskatoon police declare the sudden death of a 14-year-old in December a homicide.

Saskatoon police said several armed people tried to force their way into a home in the 400 block of Avenue R South on December 7th at approximately 7:30pm. Occupants of the home became involved in a physical confrontation with one of the suspects. The 14-year-old suspect was injured and rushed to hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased.

In a January 7th media release, police said two males, ages 17 and 18, both from Saskatoon have been arrested and charged with Manslaughter, Robbery and Break and Enter. A third male, Paul Joseph Nicotine, 26, is wanted on charges of Manslaughter, Robbery and Break and Enter, as well as numerous charges unrelated to the sudden death investigation.

Nicotine is described as being 6’ tall, 200lbs with brown eyes and short, black hair. He has a number of tattoos with the most predominant being large wings and a cross on his neck, a teardrop below his left eye, and the word “priceless” above his right eyebrow.

Update January 15th
Paul Joseph Nicotine was arrested by the Guns & Gangs Unit with the assistance of Patrol on January 12, 2021. Nicotine has been charged with Manslaughter, Robbery, and Break and Enter.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300