Calgary, AB,
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March
2016
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21:22
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Four charged in violent 2015 incidents

The Calgary Police Service has charged four people believed to be connected to a number of violent incidents in Calgary throughout 2015, including a kidnapping, a shooting and a serious slashing.

Slashing

At approximately 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, a man was standing at the northwest corner of Macleod Trail and 7 Avenue S.E. when he was approached by a man unknown to him. The man asked the victim if he was selling drugs, to which the victim replied no. The man responded by producing a knife and slashing the victim across the face before running away.

The victim, who had a significant cut to his face, walked to a nearby medical clinic where staff called EMS. He was transported to hospital where he was treated and later released.

Brooklyn Jordan PALMANTIER, 22, of no fixed address, was charged with one count of aggravated assault. He will next appear in court for this case on March 31, 2016.

Kidnapping

At approximately 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2015, two vehicles, a blue Dodge Caliber and a grey Chevy Cruz that were operating in tandem, stopped near a group of individuals that were gathered on Stephen Avenue near 1 Street S.W. The males from the vehicles exited and approached the group standing on the sidewalk.

After a short alteration one male was forced into the grey Chevy Cruz against his will. One of the males from the Dodge Caliber made a deliberate attempt to block traffic to allow the Chevy Cruz to make a clean getaway.

Police believe the victim was kidnapped and taken to numerous locations throughout Calgary where he was viciously assaulted. Despite the serious assault, the victim never came forward to police and wasn’t reported missing.

Shooting

A day after the kidnapping, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2015, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a man and woman, both in their 20s, were standing in the 200 block of 8 Avenue S.W. when a blue Dodge Caliber drove up. The occupants of the vehicle discharged a weapon at the man and woman before fleeing the scene in the vehicle.

Both the man and the woman were injured as a result and taken to hospital in serious but stable condition. They have since been released from hospital.

A four month investigation by the Centralized General Investigation Section led officers to believe the kidnapping and the shooting were not only connected, but were orchestrated by the same individual. Investigators believe the slashing, the kidnapping and the shooting were all motivated by a drug activity in downtown Calgary.

As part of further efforts to disrupt the efforts of this group, a joint drug operation targeted a number of the people believed to be involved and charges were laid as a result.

The following people have been charged in relation to this lengthy and complex investigation.

Brooklyn Jordan PALMANTIER and Dean Anthony ALEXANDER, both 22 and of no fixed address, have each been charged with:

  • One count of kidnapping
  • One count of assault
  • Two counts of attempt to commit murder
  • Two counts of discharge of a firearm with intent to endanger life
  • Two counts of aggravated assault

PALMANTIER will next appear in court on March 21, 2016. ALEXANDER will next appeared in court yesterday, March 2, 2016.

David Joseph BRUNELLE, 25, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

  • One count of kidnapping
  • One count of assault
  • Two counts of trafficking methamphetamine
  • Two counts of possession of the proceeds of crime
  • One count of possession of a controlled substance
  • One count of possession for the purpose of trafficking

BRUNELLE will next appear in court on March 3, 2016.

Lloyd BOURGEOIS, 28, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

  • One count of kidnapping
  • One count of assault

BOURGEOIS next appearance in court has not yet been set.