Update #2 – Additional information released in May Long Weekend homicide
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is looking to speak with a man who is believed to have assisted in selling a gun that was used later in the murders of Colin REITBERGER and Anees AMR on May 21, 2017.
The man, who goes by the name of “Tyson”, is alleged to have assisted in selling a gun to the accused, Christian OUELLETTE, a few days prior to the murders. Investigators believe this is the gun that was used to kill REITBERGER and AMR.
Attempts have been made by detectives in the Homicide Unit to contact Tyson, but he has been uncooperative with police. CPS does not have a physical description or the surname of Tyson, other than he is a male believed to be associated to OUELLETTE.
Police are also looking to speak with anyone else who may have been involved in this gun transaction. Investigators believe at least one other person was involved. Anyone who may have set up the gun deal, was present during the gun deal, or has information about the gun deal is asked to come forward and speak with CPS Homicide Unit.
Previously released information
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.
Investigators are still looking for the red Dodge Durango that dropped the accused off at a gas station, located at 70 Freeport Blvd. N.E., following 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.
Detectives are also still looking for the male who spoke to OUELLETTE at Nose Hill Park after the murders on May 21, 2017. He is described as Caucasian with a goatee. OUELLETTE is believed to have taken a taxi from the gas station on Freeport Boulevard to Nose Hill Park, where he spoke with this man.
Photos of the Dodge Durango and the Caucasian male with the goatee are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Anyone with information about any of these individuals, the gun transaction, or the red Dodge Durango 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 anonymously through either of the following methods: