Calgary, AB,

Bolo Program continues to help search for two Calgary men wanted on warrants

Today, Monday, May 1, 2023, the Bolo Program announced that two Calgary men will remain on its list of Canada’s Top 25 Most Wanted. Kier Bryan GRANADO was added to the Bolo Program list in 2021 and Talal AMER was added in 2022. Both suspects remain outstanding and the Bolo Program is offering $50,000 rewards for information that leads to their arrests. 

Up to $50,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of Talal AMER

At approximately 11:10 p.m., on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, we received multiple reports of two vehicles that were driving erratically along 36 Street S.E., while involved in a shooting. The vehicles collided with two additional uninvolved vehicles in the intersection of 36 Street and 17 Avenue S.E., and one suspect fled the scene.

The incident resulted in the death of Angela McKenzie, 40, a driver of one of the uninvolved vehicles. Several homes were also struck by gunfire during the incident.

Talal AMER, 30, of Calgary, is wanted on seven Canada-wide warrants in relation to this incident, including manslaughter, attempted murder, reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with an obliterated serial number, unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm and possession of a prohibited device.

AMER is described as approximately 5’11" tall, 230 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. 

Since we issued warrants for the arrest of AMER, we have worked with our law enforcement partners across the globe in an effort to locate him. The death of Angela McKenzie has had an enormous impact on our community and we are committed to doing everything takes to ensure that he is found.

Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the CPS Homicide Unit

Up to $50,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of Kier Bryan GRANADO

At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, police responded to reports of a shooting in an alley in the 100 block of Del Ray Road N.E. When they arrived, they found 26-year-old Hussein MERHI in medical distress. He died at the scene.

In July 2019, Joseph TRIEU, 26, of Calgary was charged with one count of accessory after the fact of murder.

A Canada-wide warrant was also issued for Kier Bryan GRANADO, 26, of Calgary, for the first-degree murder of MERHI.

GRANADO remains outstanding and is described as 5’, 80 pounds, with brown eyes and a full sleeve tattoo on his left arm. He may have either black or dyed-blond hair. A photo is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

We believe that this was a case of reckless, organized crime related violence. We believe there are people in Calgary, and in Toronto, who have helped GRANADO evade police, and regardless of how much time has passed, we will not rest until the suspect, and anyone who has assisted him is held accountable.

Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the CPS Homicide Unit

No information is insignificant

Investigators are looking for any and all information in relation to the homicide investigations and the whereabouts of AMER and GRANADO. Oftentimes individuals will assume that investigators already have certain information or that their information doesn’t matter. Regardless of how significant, or insignificant, the information may seem, we want to know about it.

In Canada, it is also a crime to aid an individual who is wanted by police. Anyone involved in helping suspects evade arrest could also be charged criminally. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Those wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

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

AMER Case #22186472/3311

GRANADO Case #15529431/3232

About Bolo Program

The Bolo Program is a breakthrough initiative leveraging social media, technology, and innovative engagement to encourage citizens to be on the lookout for Canada’s most wanted, so they can help keep their communities safe. The term ‘BOLO’, which stands for “be on the lookout,” is commonly used to designate actively wanted suspects.

The Bolo Program reaches citizens at the right time, at the right place, and by using the right means to encourage citizens to be on the lookout. The Program amplifies priority wanted notices for which Canadian police services have already requested the public’s assistance. In cooperation with Canadian police services and Crime Stoppers, the Program launches amplification campaigns to reach wider audiences for these notices, on multiple platforms and over extended periods of time, and offers major financial rewards as incentives for citizens to be on the lookout and submit tips to the authorities.