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Calgary police looking for suspect in March southeast hotel homicide

A suspicious death in a hotel in southeast Calgary has prompted a police investigation on Monday. Global News

The Calgary Police Service is looking for a suspect believed to be involved in a southeast hotel homicide last month.

At around 3 p.m. on March 25, police responded to reports of a shooting at a Super 8 hotel in the 0 to 100 block of Shawville Road Southeast.

Officers found a man in one of the suites on the fourth floor suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The man was declared dead on the scene.

An autopsy identified the victim as 29-year-old Liban Abdirahman.

Abdirahman was the city’s fourth homicide of the year.

On Monday, police said they are looking for a suspect believed to have been involved in the shooting after considering the evidence provided.

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The man is described to be in his 20s with a slim build and approximately six fee tall. He was wearing blue shoes, camouflage jeans and a long, green winter coat at the time of the shooting. He was last seen driving a grey 2016 to 2018 Ford Focus with a hatchback.

The Calgary Police Service is looking for a suspect believed to be involved in a southeast hotel homicide last month.
The Calgary Police Service is looking for a suspect believed to be involved in a southeast hotel homicide last month. Calgary Police Service/Provided
The Calgary Police Service is looking for a suspect believed to be involved in a southeast hotel homicide last month.
The Calgary Police Service is looking for a suspect believed to be involved in a southeast hotel homicide last month. Calgary Police Service/Provided

Police said they believe the suspect has ties to Edmonton.

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“We are asking anyone who believes they have information that will help us identify this individual to come forward,” said acting Staff Sgt. John Pearson in an emailed statement. “One man lost his life, and the person responsible needs to be held accountable.”

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.

— with files from Adam Toy, Global News.

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