Calgary police officers have charged a 16-year-old with counsel to commit murder after they allegedly solicited a citizen to murder someone else.
Police say they received a complaint from a citizen on May 13 stating that a 16-year-old person asked them to murder another youth in exchange for payment.
Officers then conducted a six-week investigation and gathered enough evidence to charge the youth, the CPS said in a news release on Wednesday.
The youth was arrested on Tuesday and cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
“This is a very serious and disturbing incident,” Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm said.
“We are thankful police were notified and could investigate before anything tragic happened. As a Service, our priority is to ensure public safety of all Calgarians.”
Police say the youth was charged with one count of counsel to commit murder, one count of breach of a court order and one count of possession of marijuana.
They were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.