A 29-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 2016 death of a six-month-old boy.

After a lengthy investigation, Edmonton homicide detectives issued a Canada-wide warrant for Darren James Gagnon on Feb. 15, police said in a news release Wednesday.

Gagnon turned himself in six days later at the RCMP detachment in Grand Forks, B.C. He was returned to Edmonton on Tuesday.

It was reported to Edmonton police that Gagnon had been asked on July 5, 2016, to babysit a six-month-old boy while the child’s mother was at work. Gagnon was “a friend of the family,” police said.

When the mother returned home, she noticed her baby appeared to be in medical distress.

Paramedics were called and the baby was treated and transported to hospital. He died two days later from injuries consistent with head trauma, police said.

Gagnon was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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