Eau Claire shooting: Murder charge laid in parkade shooting at Market

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Eau Claire shooting: Murder charge laid in parkade shooting at Market
Eau Claire shooting: Murder charge laid in parkade shooting at Market

Calgary police have arrested and charged a man in connection to the fatal Eau Claire shooting late Friday night.

On Friday, officers were called to investigate a report of gunshots at 200 Barclay Parade S.W. around 8:10 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a man’s body in the underground parkade.

On Saturday, Abdullahi Barakobe was arrested in Calgary and a residence in the Hillcrest area of Airdrie was searched in connection to the homicide.

The 26-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping using a firearm.

Investigators believe this was a targeted attack, with connections to drug trafficking.

Police are still searching for a Mercedes car, possibly a C400 class, that was believed to be in Eau Claire area at the time of the shooting as well as two suspects.

The first suspect is described as a man in his 20s, with light-brown skin, black hair, with a medium build and wearing a white hoodie. The second suspect is described as a black man, tall with a slim build and wearing a hoodie.

An autopsy will be performed on the victim today to confirm his identity.

Barakobe made his first court appearance on Monday morning.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Calgary police at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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