Medicine Hat, Alberta – On November 7, 2016 an autopsy was conducted on the victim of the homicide which occurred on November 5th, 2016. The Medical Examiner described the cause of death as “sharp force injury”. The toxicology results are not expected for several months.
In the early morning hours of the November 5th, 2016 members of the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) were called to the 500 Block of 21st Street NE for a report of a disturbance and an injury to a male.
Police and Emergency services personnel attended to the scene, and provided emergency first aid to a 24-year-old male. The male was transported to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and has since been pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The name of the deceased will not be released at this time.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing but police have been able to determine that three males were involved in a disturbance in the street outside of a residence. The cause of the disturbance is still under investigation.
UPDATE – SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRESTED
At the scene a 21-year-old male was taken into custody and has since been arrested for murder. This male is custody awaiting a bail hearing.
Police are requesting assistance from the public to locate a second male in connection to the incident. Aaron Anand-Ford age 21 of Medicine Hat. Mr. Ford is described as 5’9” tall, athletic build, Caucasian and East Indian decent. (see attached photo) Mr. Ford has tanned skin, shaved hair on the sides and was last seen wearing a black leather vest, a grey toque. Ford has a Tattoo on one of his hands with a skull with the letters “F-T-W”.
It is unknown if FORD is in possession of any weapons. Ford should be considered dangerous and should not be approached. There were no firearms involved in this event.
This information is being released under section 32 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Although this homicide is believed to be a targeted attack against a specific individual, anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately at MHPS Tipline at 403-581-1050 or provide a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Do not approach the subject or attempt to apprehend.
Medicine Hat Police Service