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Police arrest one man after body found outside Calgary house party

DH Calgary Staff Jan 31, 2018 12:35 pm 562

One person has been arrested following the death of a 25-year-old man in Calgary.

On Tuesday, January 16, police discovered a body in the parking lot of Westbrook Mall in Calgary’s Rosscarrock neighbourhood.

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The body was that of 25-year-old Darby Shade. Shade was stabbed to death, as confirmed by an autopsy.

Police also found a party being held across the street from where the body was discovered, and believe that an altercation led to the use of pepper spray earlier in the night.

A week later, police had issued second-degree murder warrants for two men: 25-year-old Christian Whitebear and 19-year-old Matthew Crane-Watchmaker.

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Matthew Crane-Watchmaker is wanted by the Calgary Police Service (Calgary Police Service)

On January 30, Wetaskiwin RCMP officers arrested Crane-Watchmaker, and he was transported back to Calgary.

Westaskiwin is located 250 kilometres north of Calgary, sitting between Red Deer and Edmonton.

Police are still seeking Whitebear, who is described in the release as “Indigenous, approximately 5’11” tall and 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.”

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25-year-old Christian Whitebear is wanted by the Calgary Police Service (Calgary Police Service)

Anyone with information on his whereabouts, or regarding on the incident, is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service by calling 403-266-8477, or anonymously through Crime Stopper by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online through their website.

DH Calgary Staff
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