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Calgary police search for suspects after man found dead in Westbrook Mall parking lot

Calgary police ask for public’s help after man found dead in southwest parking lot
WATCH: Calgary police are looking for the public's help after the body of a man was discovered in a mall parking lot in the southwest. Tracy Nagai reports.

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Calgary police are looking for two people in connection with the death of a man whose body was found at Westbrook Mall on Tuesday evening.

Officers came across the body after responding to a disturbance at a nearby house party in the 1100 block of 37 Street S.W. at around 10:40 p.m.

“It is believed that an altercation took place at the party within the home, bear spray was deployed and that the disturbance then carried on outside the residence and onto a portion of 37 Street S.W.,” the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said in a Wednesday news release.

On Thursday, Calgary police identified the victim as Darby Chase Shade, 25, of Calgary. An autopsy confirmed he died as the result of a stabbing.

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Officers took multiple people from the scene into custody for questioning and temporarily cordoned off a section of 37 Street S.W. stretching from the mall parking lot toward the home as they investigated.

Police are looking to speak with two men they said may have more information about the death.

Christian Whitebear, 25, is wanted on warrants for unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless driving, failing to attend court and operating a bicycle on transit property. He is described as being approximately five feet, 11 inches tall and 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Matthew Crane-Watchmaker, 19, is wanted on warrants for failing to comply with probation and using an LRT without a valid pass. He is described as being approximately five foot, 10 inches tall and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo on the side of his neck.

Christian Whitebear, 25, and Matthew Crane-Watchmaker, 19.
Christian Whitebear, 25, and Matthew Crane-Watchmaker, 19. Calgary Police Service handout

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.

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An autopsy on the victim, a man in his 20s, is expected to be completed on Wednesday.

Silver SUV crosses crime scene, driver taken into custody

Calgary police are also investigating after a vehicle breached the area cordoned off by homicide investigators at around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The silver SUV travelled down a length of 37 Street S.W. that had been taped off by officers before being surrounded by police.

It appeared one man was taken into custody from the vehicle.

– With files from Doug Vaessen