Calgary, AB,

Manslaughter charges laid in 2017 double homicide

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has laid additional manslaughter charges against a man previously charged with weapons trafficking in relation to a double homicide that occurred in May 2017.

At approximately 7:55 p.m., on Sunday, May 21, 2017, police were called to a parking lot in the area of 130 Avenue and 48 Street S.E., for reports of gunshots. Two men were found deceased upon arrival. The victims were later identified as Colin Brendan REITBERGER, 23, and Anees Ismail AMR, 26, both of Calgary.

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Christian Joffre OUELLETTE, 20, of Calgary, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the case.

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Blais DELAIRE, 26, of Calgary, was charged with one count of weapons trafficking. Yesterday, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, detectives charged DELAIRE with two counts of manslaughter with a firearm. He will next appear in court, today, Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Investigators are still looking to identify the driver of a red Dodge Durango who dropped off the accused at a gas station, located at 70 Freeport Blvd. N.E., following the murders. The vehicle is described as a red Dodge Durango SLT, likely a 2004 to 2006 model, with a sunroof. Photos of this vehicle are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information about the driver of this vehicle is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance with this investigation.

Case #17207391/4163