The Calgary police have issued Canada-wide warrants for 34-year-old Filimon Asmelash Asfiha. Asfiha is charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of a man in a shooting that occurred late last month in Southeast Calgary. The warrants were issued after investigators reviewed CCTV footage and interviewed witnesses.
According to police, at approximately 4:40 A.M., on Sunday, August 21, there were reports of gunshots at the Ambassador Restaurant and Bar, located at 3504 17 Avenue S.E.
"Upon arrival, our officers located a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound and began life-saving measures. Sadly, the victim, identified as Temesgen Tesfatsion, succumbed to his injuries on the scene."
Staff Sergeant Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit thanked community members for coming forward to support our investigation, underlining that CPS understands Calgarians are upset and angry over the recent spate of violence in the city.
"We believe someone was being targeted that night, however, we believe Temesgen was an innocent victim in this tragic event and not the intended target. We offer our deepest condolences to Temesgen’s friends and family and are doing all we can to locate the accused.”
Asfiha is described as 5’11”, with a medium build and short black hair.
Anyone who has information about this incident, or who knows the whereabouts of Asfiha, is asked to contact the police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.
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