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Man charged, victim identified in southeast Calgary shooting death

Calgary police stand near Radcliffe Close S.E. on April 1, 2022, following reports of gunshots, investigating a suspicious death. Global News

A Calgary man has been charged with second-degree murder following a shooting death on Friday in the southeast community of Radisson Heights.

An autopsy following the early Friday afternoon incident in the 0 to 100 block of Radcliffe Close S.E. revealed the victim was 39-year-old Jamie O’Leary.

Shortly after the homicide investigation began, police released CCTV images of a Chevrolet Venture van they thought was involved in the shooting. The van was later located and on Sunday police told Global News a man was taken into custody.

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Tarek Che Sharples, 39, was charged with second-degree murder and made a court appearance on Monday.

In a news release issued Monday afternoon, police said they believed the two men were known to each other and the incident was “a result of an ongoing dispute.”

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“This has been an incredibly busy time for our investigators who have dealt with six homicides over a two-week period,” Staff Sgt. Sean Gregson said in a statement. “Homicide investigations are complex and require the co-ordination of resources from many areas of the service.”

Anyone with information about the recent homicides is asked to call the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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