Victim of serious assault in Calgary parking lot dies 11 days later

Jul 31 2019, 5:34 pm

A 40-year-old Calgary man died on Monday after spending 11 days in hospital.

Identified in a Calgary Police Service release as Darrin Amond, the man had been the victim of a serious assault on Thursday, July 18.

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According to the release, Amond is believed to have been attacked at around 2 pm in the parking lot of the Whitehorn Safeway in NE Calgary.

Police officers were flagged down by a citizen who had been trying to help Amond, though after being taken to hospital his condition only worsened.

By Monday, July 29, Amond succumbed to his injuries, and the Calgary Police Service is now investigating the incident as a homicide.

“The assault happened near a parking lot in the middle of the afternoon and we believe there are people who likely have information,” said Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta with the CPS Homicide Unit, in the release.

“We are looking for assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the assault or suspicious activity leading up to the assault.”

Anyone who may have witnessed what happened on that Thursday afternoon, or knows anything about the incident, is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service’s Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877 or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number of 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online through their website.