Calgary, AB,

UPDATE #3 – Police investigate fatal shooting in Forest Lawn

One man is in custody in relation to the fatal Christmas day shooting of Samuel WELDAY HAILE.

Investigators of our Homicide Unit have identified and charged one man in relation to this homicide. Seam GHEBREMESKEL, 21, of Calgary is charged with accessory to murder after the fact. GHEBREMESKEL’s next scheduled court date is today, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.

We continue our efforts to locate Yosief HAGOS, 22, who is wanted Canada-wide for second-degree murder in relation to the death of WELDAY HAILE.

HAGOS is described as 5’11” tall, approximately 140 pounds with a slim build.

“We continue to follow up on all investigative leads and tips from the public in relation to this homicide,” states Staff Sgt. Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “Members of the public may have information related to the whereabouts of HAGOS, and we want to work with them to locate him. However, if anyone is attempting to assist HAGOS in evading us, we are equally committed to holding them responsible.”  

We ask members of the public to exercise caution if you believe you see or know the suspect, as he is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. All sightings should be reported by calling 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of HAGOS 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 # CA22525666/4040