Calgary, AB,

Update #2: Police investigate fatal altercation in Hounsfield Heights

A death following an altercation in Hounsfield Heights this weekend has been determined to be the result of an accidental, self-inflicted injury.

Shortly after 9 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, an incident occurred between two drivers, who were unknown to one another, following a near-collision in the 2200 block of 12 Avenue N.W.

After reviewing the evidence, investigators have determined at the time of the incident, both drivers exited their vehicles to exchange words.

It is believed one of the drivers, a 21-year-old man, held up a knife and threatened the other driver, a 35-year-old man. Investigators believe the incident escalated into a physical altercation. As a result, the 35-year-old man suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital.

During the altercation, the 21-year-old man is believed to have suffered a fatal, accidental, self-inflicted injury from the knife. He attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle, became unconscious, and subsequently collided with a light post in the 1500 block of 22A Street N.W., where he was later discovered and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The death is not considered a homicide. Given the non-criminal manner of the death, the identity of the deceased will not be publicly released, and no further information will be available.

“This is a tragic event that led to devastating consequences over a simple dispute surrounding driving,” says Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “At a time when we are entering a season of celebration, we now have two families that will be forever impacted by this incident. This is a harsh reminder that a confrontation, especially with weapons, never leads to a positive outcome.”

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:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case # CA22506064/4040