Man and woman arrested in connection with Memorial Drive homicide
Names of the suspects will be released if charges are formally laid, police said
Police have arrested a man and a woman in connection with a Tuesday homicide, involving a man who was pushed or fell from a car at the intersection of Memorial Drive and 36th Street S.E.
The names of the suspects will be released if charges are formally laid, police said.
As of 6 p.m. Thursday, police were executing a search warrant in the 2600 block of 17 Street S.W., following up after initially seeking a vehicle with the licence plate CHG-6058 and a distinctive "Jesus" bumper sticker.
Police said a vehicle of interest believed to be connected to this incident had been located and seized.
The victim has been identified as David Bawden, 59, of Calgary.
Police are investigating the homicide as a possible random attack.
It is believed the victim was walking east in the curb lane of eastbound Memorial Drive, between the Bridgeland and Zoo LRT stations, when at 8:37 a.m., a Volkswagen Jetta pulled over. The victim got inside the vehicle, police said in a release.
The victim was pushed or fell from the vehicle about 4.4 kilometres later, at Memorial Drive and 36th Street S.E.
Police and EMS were called to the scene around 8:50 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are now asking anyone who was travelling on Memorial Drive between Edmonton Trail and 36th Street N.E. at that time, and who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.
No other information will be released at this time, police said, as the investigation is ongoing.
This is Calgary's 27th homicide of the year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-266-1235, the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.