Calgary Police Service partners with the Bolo Program to track down first-degree murder suspect
Our investigation into a murder that occurred five years ago continues and we have partnered with the Bolo Program to find a man believed to be responsible for the death of Hussein MERHI.
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 MERHI in medical distress. He died at the scene.
Following an extensive investigation, two suspects were identified and have been charged.
In July 2019, Joseph TRIEU, 26, of Calgary, was charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.
Another man currently wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder, Kier Bryan GRANADO, 24, of Calgary, remains outstanding. It is believed that this was a targeted attack as GRANADO and the victim were known to each other.
We have partnered with the Bolo Program to expand our investigation in order to find GRANADO. The Bolo Program amplifies police requests for public assistance on most wanted cases, focusing on the most serious criminal offences. In cooperation with Calgary Crime Stoppers, the Bolo Program offers a reward up to CAD$100,000 that can be claimed anonymously for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect. This reward is only available until July 20, 2021.
Investigators are certain that there are additional people with information about this homicide as well as GRANADO’s whereabouts and encourage anyone that can be of assistance to come forward anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:
Previous news releases on this investigation are available at the following links:
- Dec. 15, 2015: https://newsroom.calgary.ca/homicide-victim-identified/
- Dec. 16, 2015: https://newsroom.calgary.ca/homicide-update---additional-photo-released/
- Dec. 13, 2016: https://newsroom.calgary.ca/merhi-homicide---additional-details-released/
- May 10, 2017: https://newsroom.calgary.ca/homicide-detectives-seek-person-of-interest-in-2015-murder/
- July 3, 2019: https://newsroom.calgary.ca/police-lay-charges-in-2015-homicide/