Calgary, AB,

Police lay charge in downtown homicide

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has laid a charge in connection with a homicide that occurred last weekend in the downtown. Police are now asking for the public’s help to locate the accused individual.

Shortly after 2 a.m., Sunday, May 27, 2018, a man in his 20s was found in medical distress in the 200 block of 15 Avenue S.E. Police initially believed the man’s injuries may have been connected to an earlier nearby altercation involving approximately 10 people. However, investigators have since found no evidence linking the two events.

Investigators now believe that an unrelated altercation occurred between two individuals in the same area, during which the man was stabbed.

The victim was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He was later identified as 24-year-old Craig CUTTER.

Police have now charged a man in connection with this incident. Kyle Stanley James BEARHAT, 26, of Calgary, is wanted on warrants for one count of manslaughter.

BEARHAT is described as Indigenous, 5’7” tall, with an average build, brown eyes and black hair. He also has a distinctive scar on his left cheek.

A photo of BEARHAT is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information on BEARHAT’s whereabouts or the incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case# 18231328/3417