Calgary, AB,

Suspect in custody

The Calgary Police Service currently has a suspect in custody in relation to the New Year’s Day shooting and homicide.

At approximately 5 a.m., Thursday,  Jan. 1, 2015, police were called to a residence in the 1900 block of 36 Street S.W., for reports that shots were fired at a house party where more than 50 people were in attendance.

Six people received injuries ranging from minor to serious but stable. A seventh victim was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition, where he succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Abdullahi AHMED, 26, of Calgary.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, a man was taken into custody from a home in South West Calgary. Investigators are currently interviewing the suspect. It is believed he was an invited guest to the party.

The Service would sincerely like to thank the witnesses who have come forward, the public, and the media for their assistance.

Anyone who may still have information about the shooting is encouraged to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously:

Police Non-Emergency number – 403-266-1234
Diversity Resources Member for African Communities, Cst. Raul Espinosa – 403-428-8161
Homicide Tip Line – 403-428-8877
Crime Stoppers - TALK: 1-800-222-8477  TYPE: TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

A media availability will be held tomorrow, Friday, Jan.9, 2015. Until that time, a spokesperson will not be available for interviews.