Additional information released in May Long Weekend homicide
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is releasing additional information and photos in relation to a double homicide that occurred in May 2017.
At approximately 7:55 p.m., on Sunday, May 21, 2017, police were called to a parking lot in the area of 130 Avenue and 48 Street S.E., for reports of gunshots. Two men were found deceased upon arrival.
Investigators interviewed approximately a dozen witnesses after the shooting and believe that the two victims arrived at the parking lot together. A third man, who arrived at the location in a separate vehicle, is alleged to be responsible for the shooting. On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Christian Joffre OUELLETTE, 20, of Calgary, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
The victims were identified as Anees Ismail AMR, 26, of Calgary, and Colin Brendan REITBERGER, 23, of Calgary. It is believed that AMR was not an intended target in this shooting and investigators do not believe he was involved in any criminal activity at the time of the shooting.
The vehicle believed to be used by the suspect in the shooting was recovered shortly after the incident.
Investigators are still looking for the public’s help to locate a second vehicle that dropped the suspect off at a gas station, located at 70 Freeport Blvd. N.E., after the murders. This vehicle is described as a red Dodge Durango SLT, likely a 2004 to 2006 model, with a sunroof. Police are also looking to identify and speak with the driver of this vehicle.
It is believed the suspect then took a taxi from the gas station to Nose Hill Park, where his vehicle was parked. While at the park, the suspect had a conversation with a man driving a yellow Ford Escape. Detectives are looking to speak with this man and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him and his vehicle. He is described as Caucasian with a goatee.
Photos of the Dodge Durango, the Ford Escape and the male driving the Escape are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Investigators were previously looking to speak with another man in relation to this investigation, however detectives have since spoken with him and are no longer looking to locate him.
Anyone with information about the two drivers or vehicles mentioned about is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: