December homicide investigation updates
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is currently investigating four incidents that have occurred over the past two weeks.
Dec. 30 – Rundlemere Road
At approximately 3:45 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, police received multiple reports of shots being fired in the 100 block of Rundlemere Road N.E. No one was located upon police arrival, however, a short time later two shooting victims, both men in their 20s, were dropped off at hospital in critical condition. One victim was later declared deceased.
The victims were dropped off by a man driving a white, 2018 Ford Fusion, with Alberta plate CFB-8504. Police would like to speak to the driver and are looking for anyone who may have information about his identity. A photo of the vehicle can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
It is believed this incident was targeted. At this time there is nothing to indicate it is connected to the Boxing Day shooting.
An autopsy is expected to be scheduled for early this week. Details about the victim will not be released until formal identification and next of kin notification can be completed.
As it is early in the investigation, no further information is available.
Dec. 27 – 9 Ave S.E.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, police received a call from an upstairs tenant of a four-plex in the 2500 block of 9 Ave. S.E., after she heard a disturbance between two downstairs occupants.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a man in his 40s deceased. The second occupant, a 39-year-old man, was taken into custody.
An autopsy will occur today, Monday, Dec. 30, to formally identify the victim. Charges have not yet been laid in this incident. The man who was taken into custody has since been released.
Dec. 26 – 16 Ave – Farah Hersi HANDULE
Shortly before 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, officers responded to a call of shots being fired in the area of 16 Avenue and Home Road N.W.
Upon arrival, they found a deceased male. Following an autopsy completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the identity has been confirmed as Farah Hersi HANDULE, 23, of Ontario.
There are no further updates on this investigation today. Police continue to seek information about this incident from anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area from 8 p.m. onwards, specifically people running or getting into vehicles between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m., around 16 Avenue and Home Road N.W.
Dec. 15 – 28 Ave - Mahmoud ABURASHED
Charges have been laid against two people for the homicide of Mahmoud Ahmid ABURASHED, 58.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., On Sunday, Dec.15, 2019, policed were called to a residence in the 400 block of 28 Ave. N.E., for a check on welfare, where they found the body of ABURASHED.
It is believed the homicide took place on the morning of Friday, Dec.13, 2019.
Allen James McCABE, 32, and Megan Elizabeth SPRINGSTEAD, 33, have both been charged with one count each of first-degree murder.
The investigation has determined that all three individuals were roommates. It is believed the motive is linked to money owed in relation to drugs.
They will next appear in court on Monday, Jan.6, 2020.
Case # 19538138/4018
Anyone who has information about any of these incidents is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers:
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