Police arrest second suspect after body found outside Calgary house party

Feb 16 2018, 2:27 am

A second suspect 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, who 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.

The second suspect, Whitebear, was taken into custody in Edmonton on Wednesday, and has since been transported to Calgary as well – just short of one month after Shade’s body was originally discovered.

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

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