Man’s death in suspected Douglasdale home invasion a homicide: Calgary police

Emergency crews respond to a home in the 100 block of Douglasbank Way S.E. just after 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Global News

The death of a Calgary man during a suspected home invasion in Douglasdale has been ruled a homicide, according to police.

Emergency crews were called to a house in the 100 block of Douglasbank Way S.E. at around 8 p.m. on Monday.

EMS said they found three people injured when they arrived, including a man who had been shot in the abdomen. He was transported to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition where he later died.

On Wednesday, police identified the victim as 39-year-old Dion James Bear.

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Police said Bear entered the home while to residents were inside, but didn’t say whether he broke in.

The two residents were also injured; EMS said a woman in her late 20s was transported to hospital in serious but stable and non-life-threatening condition after falling or jumping from a second-storey window. A man in his 30s had minor soft-tissue injuries. He was also taken to hospital in stable and non-life-threatening condition.

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Police didn’t know if the residents owned the property or were renting, but said the incident appeared to be targeted.

Bear’s death is Calgary’s first homicide of 2017.

Officials continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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