Victim identified, arrests made in northwest Calgary homicide
Global News has confirmed the identity of a man killed in northwest Calgary late Monday night.
Condolences have been pouring in on social media for 34-year-old Jordan Moore, who died in hospital after he was found suffering from a gunshot wound in an alleyway in the area of 15 Street and Kensington Road N.W. at about 12 a.m Tuesday morning.
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“Jordan was a vibrant and caring man who loved music, reading and writing poetry, the outdoors and camping, working with his hands and enjoying family and friends,” said Jason Moore, one of Jordan’s six siblings, on behalf of the family. “He specialized in woodcraft and loved growing and tending to his plants. He was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. An avid longboarder and someone who needed to move, he regularly went for long rides and walks around Calgary and area.
“On Jan. 22, 2019, Jordan was on a typical evening walk in Kensington, Calgary,” Jason said. “Though details are limited due to the ongoing police investigation, what we have been advised of is that while on his walk, Jordan saw an altercation and intervened on behalf of someone in need.
“During the altercation, he was shot. We were told that Jordan acted in an extremely noble and brave manner.”
The investigation was turned over to homicide investigators and an autopsy was done on Wednesday.
In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, police believe an altercation took place between 11 and 11:30 p.m. on Monday night and shots were fired.
Just after midnight, police were called to an alleyway behind 15 Street N.W. for reports of a man with a gunshot wound.
An area around Richmond Road and Westhills Way S.W. near the Westhills Towne Centre was cordoned off by police Wednesday morning as part of the investigation, Calgary police sources said.
Police told Global News they were called to the area at around 7 p.m. Tuesday and that officers were holding the scene so it could be investigated in the daylight.
In a news release Wednesday morning, police said two suspects were arrested in the Westhills area on Tuesday night.
The two men have been released without charges but continue to be suspects in the investigation, police said Thursday.
Three southwest Calgary homes were searched as part of the investigation.
Police said there was no danger to the public.
On Thursday morning, police returned to the Westhills Towne Centre area they had cordoned off on Wednesday.
Police said they were searching the area for a handgun and it is related to the investigation into Jordan Moore’s death.
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— With files from Global News’ Tracy Nagai, Nathan Taylor
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