CCTV released in East Village suspicious death
Homicide investigators have released a CCTV image of the victim and a person of interest in the fatal assault that occurred in East Village earlier this week. Investigators are seeking information from the public in relation to the identity and whereabouts of the person of interest, as well as the identity and movements of the victim leading up to the assault.
The victim in the CCTV photo is the individual in black, wearing a black backpack, and a black face mask. The person of interest in the photo is wearing a red bandana as a face mask, with a black ballcap, black puffy jacket and a cross on a long necklace.
The victim remains unidentified pending an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.
The motive for the assault remains unconfirmed at this time. Anyone with information about this assault, the identity of the victim or the person of interest is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
Original release below.
Police investigating suspicious death in East Village
We are on scene and investigating after a man was found by passerbys suffering from injuries believed to be sustained during an assault.
At approximately 1:20 a.m., earlier today, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, we were called to the 400 block of 6 Avenue S.E., for a report of a man in medical distress on the sidewalk. Despite lifesaving efforts from witnesses and first responders, the man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Initial evidence suggests the man died as a result of a fatal altercation, however an autopsy by The Office if the Chief Medical Examiner will be scheduled for later this week.
Our officers remain on scene speaking to witnesses and collecting CCTV to determine the circumstances that led to the man’s death, as well as the man’s identity.
If deemed a homicide, this would be Calgary’s 23rd homicide and the second in three days.
Anyone with information about this incident, or the man’s identity, 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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