Calgary, AB,

Additional information released in Penbrooke Meadows homicide

Police are releasing photos of a man who may have information about a fatal altercation that occurred on the weekend. We also continue to seek the whereabouts of a man wanted on warrants in connection to the homicide.

At approximately 10 p.m., on Sunday, May 10, 2020, police were called to the 200 block of 52 Street S.E., for reports of a man in medical distress. Upon arrival, our officers located a man in his 20s suffering fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS. Investigators later determined the fatal assault took place in a parking lot outside of the 7-Eleven, located in the 5300 block of 8 Avenue S.E.

Detectives have reviewed CCTV from the area and are releasing photos of a man who is believed to have information about the incident. He is described as Indigenous, between 6’ and 6’ 3” tall, in his mid twenties, with a tattoo on the left side of his face. He was also driving a red-coloured car.

Photos of the man are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom. Anyone with information about his identity or location is asked to contact investigators.

An autopsy was conducted by the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner and the victim has been identified as Justin APPLEGARTH, 27, of Calgary.

We have received several tips in relation to the location of Shay Vincent SADDLEBACK, 25, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder, however officers have not yet located him.

He is described as Indigenous, 5’9" tall, 160 pounds, with a medium build, black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both forearms. A photo of SADDLEBACK is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

“We are asking members of our community who have information about this incident to come forward,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “It is likely that someone knows where the accused is and we need their help to bring closure to the victim’s family.”

Anyone with information about this incident, the unknown woman or the whereabouts of SADDLEBACK is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips about this case can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case #20185118/3828