Police lay charges in 2015 homicide
A man has been charged in relation to a homicide that occurred late in 2015.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, police responded to reports of a shooting in an alley in the 100 block of Del Ray Road N.E. When they arrived they found Hussein MERHI, 26, in medical distress. He died at the scene.
A dark SUV was seen fleeing the area after the shooting.
Following an extensive investigation, police have charged Joseph TRIEU, 26, of Calgary, with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.
The SUV sought in 2015 was recovered from TRIEU’s parents’ residence in northwest Calgary. TRIEU was reported to have put the SUV in his parents’ garage approximately 11 hours following the murder.
Charge approval has been granted for a second suspect in relation to the homicide. A warrant has been issued for Kier Bryan GRANADO, 23, of Calgary, for the first-degree murder of MERHI.
It is believed that this was a targeted attack as GRANADO and the victim were known to each other.
Police believe GRANADO may be residing in Edmonton and are requesting public assistance to locate him.
Police also believe there is at least one additional suspect involved in the murder of MERHI and are releasing a re-enactment of the homicide in hopes of generating tips to assist in this ongoing investigation. A second video obtained from a residence located near the location of the shooting is also being released. Audio of the shooting can be heard in the iPad video.
The re-enactment and iPad videos, along with a photo of GRANADO, are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Investigators are certain that there are additional people with information about this homicide as well as GRANADO’s whereabouts and encourage anyone that can be of assistance to come forward by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods: