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Two suspects arrested, charged in connection to hit-and-run death of Ryan Jimmo

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two suspects have been apprehended and charged for the alleged hit-and-run incident that killed UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo, the Edmonton Police Service confirmed with MMA Fighting on Wednesday.

Both suspects are currently being held in custody, according to an EPS spokesperson. Anthony Getschel, 23, has been charged with "second degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and fail to stop at scene of accident involving death," while Jordan Wagner, 21, has been charged with "accessory after the fact to murder."

Jimmo died Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot outside of an Edmonton sports bar. An autopsy determined that Jimmo passed away as a result of blunt force trauma.

The ex-UFC fighter is believed to have been struck from behind by a vehicle while walking back to his own car following a verbal dispute with the two suspects, both of which fled the scene. Jimmo was subsequently pronounced dead at a local hospital at the age of 34.

Police on Tuesday located the truck that was believed to be involved in the alleged hit-and-run.

A court date for both Getschel and Wagner has yet to be set.

Jimmo (19-5) fought seven times for the UFC from 2012 to 2015, earning a pair of first-round knockouts over Anthony Perosh and Sean O'Connell. The former of those two knockouts, a seven-second romp over Perosh, still stands as one of the fastest finishes in UFC history.

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