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Calgary police investigate suspicious death along Macleod Trail

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Calgary police were called to the parking lot of the Mazaj Lounge & Restaurant late Friday night for reports of a man in medical distress. Police said the man died and they are investigating the death as suspicious. Jackie Wilson reports – Feb 20, 2021

Calgary Police Service’s homicide unit is investigating after a man was found dead in a restaurant parking lot in the city’s southwest.

Officers were called to the parking lot of the Mazaj Lounge & Restaurant at 9223 Macleod Trail S.W. around 11:20 p.m. Friday night for reports of a man in medical distress.

According to police, the man in his early 30s was pronounced dead at the scene, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area between 10:20 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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Global News reached out to the restaurant for comment but it has not responded.

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This is the second time in about two years that there has been a death outside of a Mazaj restaurant. In April 2019, two men were killed in a targeted shooting outside of Mazaj’s northeast location, which shares the parking lot with other businesses.

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