Calgary, AB,

Police ask for help in Whitehorn stabbing investigation

The Calgary Police Service is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect after a man was discovered with stab wounds in the community of Whitehorn on last week.

Shortly after 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, police received reports that an injured man was pushed out of a truck onto the sidewalk in the 100 block of Whitlock Close N.E. When officers arrived, they found a man in his mid-30s who appeared to have been beaten and stabbed. He was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition but has since been upgraded to stable.

Investigators are unsure whether the man received his injuries in the area, or if he was transported there after being injured. It is also unclear how many other people were in the vehicle at the time. The vehicle was described by witnesses as a silver or grey Dodge Ram pickup truck.

A truck of the same make and colour was then found on fire later that evening at approximately 9 p.m., in a lane behind the 5500 block of Memorial Drive N.E. Police later determined that the burned vehicle was stolen from Airdrie, given a stolen licence plate from Medicine Hat and was started on fire through arson.

Investigators are not yet sure if these two incidents are connected or if it was the same vehicle in both instances. It is hoped the public can help identify the suspect or suspects involved or offer any other information about these cases.

Anyone with information on these incidents, the truck(s) or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #17013831 & 17013897/4110