Calgary, AB,

Man charged in attack on senior

The Calgary Police Service has charged a man believed to be responsible for the assault on a Calgary senior in downtown Calgary earlier this month.

Police were called to the 100 block of 2 Avenue S.E., around 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016, for a report of a man in medical distress. When officers arrived they found an 83 year-old man with significant injuries laying in an alley.

The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition. He remains in hospital in serious, but stable condition.

Following a public plea for information to identify a man observed in CCTV photos, the CPS received a tip from a member of the public that led investigators to the identity of the man they believe was involved.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, investigators arrested a man in relation to this investigation. The man was searched during the arrest and officers found an imitation firearm and 3.9 grams of cocaine.

A search warrant was executed today, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at a residence in the 200 block of Doverview Cresent S.E. As a result of the search, numerous items were seized pertaining to the investigation along with a loaded 38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.

Mark Angelo JULOM, 19, of Calgary, is charged with:

  • Aggravated assault;
  • Possession weapon dangerous;
  • Carry concealed weapon;
  • Breach of recognizance;
  • Possession of a controlled substance;
  • Careless storage of a firearm;
  • Possession of loaded firearm;
  • Possess firearm without license;
  • Possess firearm with deface serial number.

JULOM will next appear in court on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

The Calgary Police Service would like to thank the media and members of the public for their critical assistance in this investigation.