Murder charge laid in parkade shooting at Eau Claire Market

A 26-year-old man faces a charge of second-degree murder after a fatal shooting Friday at a downtown Calgary market parkade.

Police say homicide was targeted and related to drug trafficking

Calgary police were dispatched to the underground parkade at the Eau Claire Market on June 5 and found a 29-year-old man shot to death. (Tricia Lo/CBC)

A 26-year-old man faces second-degree murder and other charges after a fatal shooting at a downtown Calgary market Friday.

Police arrived at the Eau Claire Market parkade Friday around 8 p.m. to find a deceased man.

"On Saturday, a suspect was arrested in Calgary, and a residence in the Airdrie community of Hillcrest was subsequently searched on Sunday in connection with the investigation," Calgary police said in a release Monday.

Police believe the Friday shooting was targeted and related to drug trafficking. The victim will be identified after a Monday autopsy.

Abdullahi Barakobe has been charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping using a firearm and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Police continue to look for a white Mercedes-Benz car, possibly a C400 class, that may be connected to the incident, along with two male suspects.

The first suspect is described as a shorter man in his 20s with black hair, light-brown skin tone, a medium build and seen wearing a white hoodie, while the second man is Black, tall with a slim build and also wearing a hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234, the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.


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