Yusuf Abdirahim was found unconscious in northeast Edmonton near 149th Avenue and 70th Street around 3 a.m. May 19 and died in hospital Saturday.
His death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner following an autopsy Tuesday.
Witnesses said Abdirahim had been beaten and stomped by group of young men.
Abdirahim’s funeral was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. He is the 12th young man from the Somali community to die in Edmonton in less than three years.
Many of the victims were linked to the drug trade.