UPDATE #2 – Police investigate fatal stabbing in Copperfield
The two suspects sought in connection to the fatal stabbing in Copperfield on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, have been taken into custody and charges are pending.
We thank the public and the media for their assistance with this investigation.
Previous update below:
The victim of the fatal stabbing that occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, has now been identified and two suspects remain at large.
An autopsy was completed today, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which confirmed the identity of the victim as Danillo CANALES GLENN, 18, of Calgary.
Investigators have determined that the victim and two friends were in a basketball court in the 0-100 block of Copperstone Road S.E. when two unknown individuals approached them. A brief altercation between the two groups ensued, resulting in the victim being sprayed with bear spray and sustaining stab wounds by the two unknown suspects.
Both suspects fled the scene after the altercation and remain at large.
After reviewing CCTV footage and speaking with witnesses, we are now asking for public assistance to identify the two male suspects.
Suspect one is described as between 16 and 18 years old, approximately 5’8” tall, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a navy blue zip-up hoodie with a thin black stripe across the chest and back, black pants, and black shoes. The suspect was wearing the hood of his hoodie at the time of the incident.
Suspect two is described as between 16 and 18 years old, approximately 5’8” tall, with a slim build, dark brown or black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light grey zip-up hoodie with a thin black line across the chest to the back, black jeans, black shoes, and a rectangular Gucci fanny pack worn across his chest.
“A young man has lost his life, and several people who were present at the time of the incident have been left traumatized by this senseless confrontation,” said Staff Sgt. Brad Moore of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “We recognize that the community of Copperfield is shaken by this incident, and many are concerned for their safety as the suspects remain at large. Please know that we have determined this to be an isolated matter and there is no risk to the public.”
Investigators are asking for witnesses or anyone with information related to this incident to come forward with information to help locate those involved and hold them accountable.
This is Calgary’s 13th homicide of 2023.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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Case # CA23383281/3508