Calgary, AB,

First-degree murder charge laid in Evergreen shooting

Police have charged one man in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred last week in the community of Evergreen.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, police were called to the 0 - 100 block of Everwoods Court S.W., for reports of a man and woman suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The woman, identified as Nakita BARON, 31, was declared deceased at the scene. The male victim remains in hospital in stable condition.

Since the shooting, our investigators have worked tirelessly to gather information and evidence related to this case and a male suspect has now been charged.

Michael Tyrel ARNOLD, 34, of Sherwood Park, was arrested by the Edmonton Police Service on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in relation to this fatal shooting. The Calgary Police Service has charged ARNOLD with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. The accused has been transported to Calgary and remains in custody.

Police continue to investigate the motive behind this incident.

“Our Homicide Unit conducted a thorough investigation to find answers in what was a brazen act of violence that occurred in broad daylight,” said Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “We would like to thank the public, the media and our law enforcement partners at the Edmonton Police Service and Strathcona RCMP for their support. This investigation could not have come together so quickly without their assistance.”

ARNOLD’s next court date is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

Anyone with information about this incident 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:

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

Case # 22337405/3778