Calgary, AB,

Roommate charged in Lynnwood stabbing

Charges have been laid in the fatal stabbing that occurred in the community of Lynnwood earlier this week, thanks to the hard work of units across our Service.

The Lynnwood stabbing occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, around 4:45 a.m. Officers on their way to an unrelated call found a man lying on the road close to 135 Lynnview Rd S.E. The man was in medical distress and EMS was called, but he died at the scene.

After homicide investigators could not locate the victim’s roommate, we asked for the public’s help to find him so detectives could speak to him. On Wednesday afternoon, patrol officers responding to another unrelated call in the community of Patterson Heights spotted the roommate, but he fled before they could take him into custody.

Because the man was spotted near a wooded area, officers on horseback from our Mounted Unit were deployed to help search for him, along with officers from the Canine Unit. The man was found and arrested without incident a short time later.

Our homicide detectives, forensics experts, and multiple other investigative areas have been working around the clock since the incident to piece together what happened, and we have now laid a charge against the victim’s roommate. It is believed the stabbing was the result of an argument between the two men that escalated to violence.

“Homicide investigations often require significant coordination of resources across our Service,” said Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta, with our Homicide Unit. “These investigations are a priority for us and the fact that we were able to lay a charge in this case so quickly, in a week when we had two other suspicious deaths, is a testament to how well our people work together.”

The victim has been identified as Ismail CHARANEK, 26, of Calgary. His death is now officially Calgary’s 26th homicide.

Eddy NAKASENH-BANDASAK, 24, of Calgary, is charged with second degree murder in connection with this case.

Information from the public also played a pivotal role in this investigation and help from the community often helps us solve cases or find suspects.

“We could not do our jobs nearly as well without the support and help of Calgarians,” adds Staff Sergeant Schiavetta. “When information is shared through the media and social media, it often brings in tips that we would not otherwise get.”

NAKASENH-BANDASAK will next appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

Case #20382033/3232