Update – Additional information released in May Long Weekend homicide
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has concluded the owner of a yellow Ford Escape and the man sought in connection as the alleged driver are not connected. Police continue to search for the man in the previously released photo, however have determined the Ford Escape is no longer of interest in the homicide case.
At approximately 7:55 p.m., on Sunday, May 21, 2017, police were called to a parking lot in the area of 130 Avenue and 48 Street S.E., for reports of gunshots. Two men were found deceased upon arrival.
Investigators interviewed approximately a dozen witnesses after the shooting and believe that the two victims arrived at the parking lot together. A third man, who arrived at the location in a separate vehicle, is alleged to be responsible for the shooting. On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Christian Joffre OUELLETTE, 20, of Calgary, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
The victims were identified as Anees Ismail AMR, 26, of Calgary, and Colin Brendan REITBERGER, 23, of Calgary. It is believed that AMR was not an intended target in this shooting and investigators do not believe he was involved in any criminal activity at the time of the shooting.
The vehicle believed to be used by the suspect in the shooting was recovered shortly after the incident.
Two weeks ago, homicide detectives released information about two different vehicles and people they were looking to speak with in relation to this double homicide.
The owner of the yellow Ford Escape, which was at Nose Hill Park during the evening of May 21, 2017, came forward to speak with detectives following the plea for information. This vehicle does not appear to be involved in the murders.
Investigators would still like to speak with the male seen standing behind the yellow Ford Escape in the attached photo. This male is believed to have had a conversation with the suspect when he was dropped off at Nose Hill Park. He is described as Caucasian with a goatee.
Police are still looking to locate a Dodge Durango which dropped the suspect off at a gas station, located at 70 Freeport Blvd. N.E., after the murders. This vehicle is described as a red Dodge Durango SLT, likely a 2004 to 2006 model, with a sunroof. Police are also looking to identify and speak with the driver of this vehicle.
Photos of the Dodge Durango and the male that the suspect spoke with at Nose Hill Park are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Anyone with information about the two drivers or vehicles mentioned about is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: