UPDATE: On Sunday, May 17, Calgary police said Shay Vincent Saddleback was found in Edmonton and they offered thanks to their partners at the Edmonton Police Service for helping in the investigation.
Calgary police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for a 25-year-old man in relation to a deadly fight that took place in the community of Penbrooke Meadows on Sunday evening.
According to police, officers were called to the 200 block of 52 Street Southeast at around 10 p.m. for reports of a man in medical distress.
In a news release, police said the victim was severely injured when officers arrived at the scene and that the individual was pronounced dead by paramedics.
Police told Global News the victim was stabbed.
After speaking with witnesses, investigators believe the incident took place in a parking lot outside of the 7-Eleven in the 5300 block of 8 Avenue Southeast.
On Monday afternoon, police stated that officers had identified a suspect and search warrants have been issued for his arrest.
Shay Vincent Saddleback, of Calgary, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder, police said.
Police added that they believe the victim and the suspect knew each other and there is no risk to the public. Investigators are still working to determine the motive for the assault.
On Tuesday afternoon, following the completion of an autopsy, police confirmed the victim of the stabbing to be 27-year-old Justin Applegarth.
After reviewing CCTV footage, police released photos Tuesday photos of a man they believe to have information on the incident.
Anyone with information on the man seen on CCTV footage or Saddleback’s location is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the homicide unit tip line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
“We are asking members of our community who have information about this incident to come forward,” Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said.
“It is likely that someone knows where the accused is and we need their help to bring closure to the victim’s family.”