Autopsy complete and charges laid in Radisson Heights Homicide
One man has been charged following a homicide that occurred last week in the community of Radisson Heights.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Friday, April 1, 2022, police were called to the 0 to 100 block of Radcliffe Close S.E., for reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, emergency responders found a man in life-threatening condition, who died shortly afterward.
An autopsy was conducted today, April 4, 2022, by The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which confirmed the victim as 39-year-old Jamie O’LEARY, of Calgary.
Shortly after the homicide, investigators released CCTV images of a vehicle believed to be connected to the shooting. The is vehicle was located over the weekend and one man was taken into custody.
Tarek Che SHARPLES, 39, of Calgary has now been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death. He appeared in court earlier today, Monday, April 4, 2022.
Based on a review of the evidence, investigators believe that the victim and accused were known to one another, and that this incident was a result of an ongoing dispute.
“This has been an incredibly busy time for our investigators who have dealt with six homicides over a two-week period,” says Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “Homicide investigations are complex and require the coordination of resources from many areas of the Service. The Homicide Unit has been working around the clock and I would like to thank all of the other CPS units who helped bring closure in these cases. I am incredibly proud that our Service was able to bring this file to conclusion so quickly, all while managing several other investigations.”
Anyone with information in relation to any of the homicides that have occurred recently in our city is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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